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Open House for Public Vote on Jordan Valley Development

The Jordan Valley Advisory Committee invites the public to vote Thursday night on proposed ideas for downtown Springfield development.

KSMU's Christy Hendricks explains some of the proposals.

The public will have the chance to vote on Springfield's future downtown development.

The Jordan Valley Advisory Committee will hold an open house Thursday outlining ideas for expansion of the Jordan Valley area.

Jan Horton is the chair of the Jordan Valley Advisory Committee.

She says ideas will be available for three areas of Jordan Valley Park: the old Quarry, East Meadows and West Meadows.

Horton says building a lake is a popular option for the old Quarry section on the corner of National and Trafficway.

The East Meadows area is north of the current Jordan Valley Park.

Jan Horton says proposed uses for the East Meadows include housing, retail, or a museum.

She says proposals for the West Meadows area incorporate Jordan Creek.

Horton says this open house will probably be the last chance for the public to view the proposals other than online.

She says proposals will be presented to the City Council by April.

The open house will be Thursday at the Discovery Center on St. Louis St. from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To view the proposals online and take a survey visit the City of Springfield's website at