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Public Input Needed For Springfield's Park Central Square Renovations

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The city of Springfield is looking for public input on the new look of Park Central Square. Preliminary designs will be displayed this Thursday to receive public feedback on the renovations. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.

Local architecture firm Butler, Rosenbury and Partners will be displaying a series of possible designs for the renovation of Park Central Square. The designs are based on input from when the public gathered during a workshop and surveys. Rusty Worley is the Executive Director of the Urban Districts Alliance. He says the public's opinion is important to the renovation.

It has been 35 years since the square last got a new look. Worley says he hopes the facelift will help people make new memories.

Final recommendations will be made to the Springfield City Council in January and construction will begin in the summer. The open house will be held Thursday from 5 to 7pm at Hagerman New Urbanism on Park Central Square.