Ozarks Business/Economy

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The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning case for a Menards store at its Thursday meeting.

The home improvement business would be located on a 39-acre plat at the corner of Zimmer Avenue and West Sunshine Street. Springfield City Council in March approved annexing the private property and six acres of MoDOT and Greene County right-of-way for the project.

The building is one of two that the retailer wants to build in Springfield. The other is planned for the northeast corner of Chestnut Expressway at U.S. 65.

Office of Gov. Jay Nixon

Gov. Jay Nixon says an increase in revenue has prompted the release of $43 million, which in turn will benefit various projects in Springfield and around the state.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Crews are nearing completion on renovations to downtown Springfield’s historic Heer’s Building, which after close to 20 years of sitting vacant, is set to reopen this fall. KSMU’s Scott Harvey took at tour and has this report.

Current projects underway in downtown encompass over $50 million in investments. But many feel that revitalization will not be complete without a new and improved Heer’s Building. And at nine stories and 110,000 plus square feet, this once longtime department store plays a huge role in reshaping Center City.  

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Price Cutter will open the doors to its newest location at National and St. Louis on Wednesday, completing the second of two relocations in Springfield.

The site was one of four properties acquired last year by Pyramid Foods, Price Cutter’s parent company, after Dillons announced it would exit the market.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Springfield City Council on Tuesday approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), a day after the union ratified the contract.