The city of Springfield is giving the public their first opportunity to sound off on the upcoming five-year Consolidated Plan.
The city’s Planning & Development Department is asking citizens to fill out a Community Development Needs Survey, aimed at assessing affordable housing, economic development, public services, infrastructure, public facilities, and more.
Results of the survey will directly influence the fiscal year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.
“The five-year Consolidated Plan is the City of Springfield’s primary vehicle for identifying and prioritizing housing, community development, public service and economic needs and strategies to guide the use of its entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),” Senior City Planner Bob Atchley said in a statement. “The Community Development Needs Survey is one of the opportunities that will be presented to the community, allowing every member of the public to provide their input regarding the needs of Springfield. We encourage every Springfield citizen to take this opportunity to provide valuable input regarding the community’s most pressing needs.”
In addition to being able to take the survey online, residents can pick up paper copies at the Citizen Resource Center inside the Busch Municipal Building, or at any of the checkout desks at these library branches:
- Midtown Carnegie Branch, 397 E. Central
- Park Central Branch, 128 Park Central Square
- Schweitzer Brentwood Branch, 2214 S. Brentwood Boulevard
- The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell
- The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway.
If you choose to do a paper survey, you will have to mail them by July 31, 2019 to:
Planning and Development Department
Busch Municipal Building
840 N. Boonville
Springfield, MO 65802