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.
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.