West Central’s updated neighborhood plan is coming along. City Planning & Development staff hosted an open house May 16 at Broadway United Methodist Church to share information from the public input workshop held March 13 to gather additional input on housing, parks and trails, transportation and opportunities sites within the neighborhood. The open house was part of the process for developing a new neighborhood plan for West Central that will guide redevelopment, investment and revitalization in the neighborhood. View the presentation boards and the feedback from attendees at springfieldmo.gov/westcentral.
Demographics, data, and supporting information shared at the March 13 meeting can be accessed at springfieldmo.gov/westcentral. Participants provided valuable feedback during a facilitated mapping exercise, in which 11 neighborhood maps were generated from small resident and property owner group discussions.
In addition to the input gathered at the March 13 neighborhood workshop, City staff will be reviewing corresponding recommendations from past planning efforts, including The City’s Comprehensive Plan Forward SGF and several supporting subarea and corridor pPlans, such as the College Street Corridor Plan, Grant Avenue Parkway Corridor Plan, Jordan Valley Concept Plan, and the 1998 West Central Neighborhood Strategic Plan. Census data, demographics, and other geographic data and surveys will be also be evaluated to provide the framework for follow-up meetings, that will guide the development of goals, strategies, and recommendations for the West Central Neighborhood Plan.
Opportunities for Additional Feedback
If you were unable to attend the neighborhood workshop, you still have an opportunity to provide feedback at springfieldmo.gov/westcentral. The interactive map at will be accessible until the next neighborhood meeting, which at SGFNN’s press time, was likely to be in late June or early July.