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Jordan Valley Advisory Committee Presents Report

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The city of Springfield took steps toward a clearer vision for the development of Springfield's Jordan Valley Tuesday.

KSMU's Christy Hendricks has the details about the Jordan Valley Advisory Committee's report to city council.

A plaza, farmer's market, and greenway could soon be added to Springfield's downtown.

The Jordan Valley Advisory Committee presented a report on "A Vision for Jordan Valley" to city council Tuesday.

Fred May is the city consultant for the project.

He says the committee offered suggestions for three areas of future development in Jordan Valley.

May says the quarry by Trafficway and St. Louis Street could soon be the home of a plaza dedicated to Springfield's sister cities, Tlaquepaque, Mexico, and Isesaki, Japan.

He says a man-made lake was proposed for the area, but more research should be done first.

Fred May says the West Meadows area west of Park Central Square could turn into a permanent farmer's market.

He says the East Meadows area north of Jordan Valley Park could develop into several things.

The report comes after months of public input on the development of Jordan Valley.

May says the committee will present an updated report next week to include comments made by city council members.

It will also be presented again to the Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and the Greene County Commission.

To view a summary of the report visit www.springfieldmogov.org/jvp.