East Meadows

Artist's rendering of the East Meadows
Concept Plan Recommendations
  • Connect to Drury / OTC via greenway trail extension
  • Upgrade Phelps Street (widening and streetscape improvements)
  • Bring Jordan Creek above ground and develop walkways / greenway trails adjacent to the creek
  • Extend open space and create and amphitheater-type setting
  • Preserve key portions of the rock bluff
  • Acquire property east of Commercial Metals property (north of Phelps Street)
  • Provide for residential development on Commercial Metals property
  • Provide open space / wetlands north of Phelps Street between railroad tracks
Springfield Exposition Center
  • 40,000 sqare feet of exhibition space and 13,000 square feet of pre-function space
  • City owned - connects with renovated Trade Center
    • Provides total contiguous exhibition and convention space of about 110,000 square feet
  • Funding - Convention and Entertainment Community Improvement District, State Tax Increment Finance District (TIF)
Entrance to the expo center with banners
Jordan Valley Car Park
  • 3 bay, multilevel provides 977 spaces
  • City owned - includes street-level office and retail space, including the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Funding:
    • Convention and Entertainment Community Improvement District (CID)
    • Missouri Department of Transportation District 8
    • Parking Revenue
    • U.S. Economic Development Administration Grant
  • Design - Walker Parking Consultants, HOK Sport Venue & Event Architecture and Creative Ink Architects
Outdoor Features
Streetscape Benefits
  • Improve accessibility and walkability for downtown patrons
  • Improve appearance for visitors, patrons, and property owners
  • Public investment in infrastructure to encourage private reinvestment in properties and businesses
  • Safety - improved lighting; pleasant walking environment
  • Emphasis on importance of certain corridors (e.g. Boonville from Square to Commercial Street)
Greenspace & Greenway Trail
Built to somewhat mimic Ozarkian topography, visitors can:
  • Wander through Ozark Hills
  • Walk the dry streambed walkway
  • Enjoy the playful nature of the water feature
The Jordan Creek Greenway Trail connects the Ice Park area to the Boonville Streetscape area. A lit walkway allows for either walking or biking from area to area.
Greenspace and Greenway Trail