~ Springfield, MO- The City of Springfield is set to host a public open house and environmental information meeting for the upcoming Renew Jordan Creek Project. The event will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Missouri State University Brick City Gallery located at 215 W. Mill Street.

Attendees of the open house will have the opportunity to learn about the project and its estimated timeline for construction. A staff presentation on the environmental impacts of the project will also be provided at 5:30 p.m.

The Renew Jordan Creek Project aims to "daylight" or uncover 1,100 feet of Jordan Creek and construct several bridges in downtown Springfield. The project area spans two large blocks in the urbanized center of Jordan Valley Park, bordered by Boonville Avenue, Water Street, Main Avenue, and Mill Street.

In addition to flood reduction and water quality improvements, the project also aims to enhance pedestrian connectivity, integrate sustainable greenspaces, improve comfort and safety, and develop a sense of place in the area. Funding for the project will come from a combination of local sources as well as outside grants and loans, including assistance from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program.

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As part of their commitment to utilizing state funding and obtaining necessary permits for the project, the project team has produced an Environmental Information Document (EID). This document will be presented to the public during the meeting and feedback will be accepted until Sunday, April 14.

According to project manager Kirkland Preston, it is important to educate the community on what to expect from this project due to its location in an area with historical, cultural, and environmental significance. The draft EID can be viewed online at or in person at the meeting.

Additional public information meetings will be scheduled in the future as more details on construction timelines and traffic impacts become available. The City of Springfield encourages all interested individuals to attend the open house and provide their input on this important project for the community.

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