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Public Weighs in on Jackson Street Corridor

Public Weighs in on Jackson Street Corridor

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Springfield City Planner Paul O’Shea says some great things could be on the horizon for downtown.

Plans are being drawn up for the Jackson Street corridor to make it more pedestrian friendly and now that the city has purchased the property around the old YWCA building, more green space could be added.

“When you look at the aspects and enhancements of this area, we have a number of cityscape projects going on in the city and we have a city block that is going to be redeveloped right in the middle of the Jackson Street adjaceny,” says O’Shea.

O’Shea says the master plan is to make the historic district near downtown more attractive to residential development while more closely connecting the Capitol Complex and the Lincoln Home Historic Site.

One of several public meetings was held Friday for residents and business owners to give them an opportunity to weigh in on the plans.

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