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Workshop Will Focus on Ideas for the Quarry Site at Jordan Valley


A workshop tonight will allow you to say what should be included at one of the main entrances to Jordan Valley Park. Michele Skalicky has more...

Tonight's your chance to let Springfield city officials know what you'd like to see in a gateway for Jordan Valley Park.

The city along with consultants GreenWorks PC and Hagerman New Urbanism are hosting a public workshop at the Discovery Center to get ideas for the quarry site at National and Trafficway.

A presentation was given at a public meeting last night. Tonight's a more hands-on approach to allow the public to say what they want to see included in the project. Louise Whall is spokesperson for the City of Springfield.

Whall says public input is crucial to the success of the project. She hopes all ages will attend tonight's workshop.

The consultants are expected to narrow the designs down to three by the end of March. Whall says they'll take the components of each that the public likes most and incorporate them into one plan by late May or early June.

The 9.4 acre quarry site is estimated to be at capacity for clean fill by late 2009 or 2010 so construction of the Gateway Plaza is still a few years away.

The public workshop will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis.