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Public Needed for Input on Designs for Quarry in Springfield

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The City of Springfield is looking for public input on the designs for the Quarry site in Jordan Valley. Officials will hold two public meetings will be held to discuss different options and to hear any ideas from the public. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.

The City of Springfield is working towards turning the Quarry into usable space for the public. The Gateway Plaza project will be the first step in turning the Quarry into new recreational land. Louise Whall is the Director of Information for the City of Springfield. She says the city is asking the public to attend the meetings to give their input about what they would like to see.

The Quarry will be filled by late 2009 or early 2010 and will then be ready for construction to begin. But Whall says that the designs will have to be based on what the filled Quarry will be able to support.

Whall says that one of the ideas for the Quarry will help bring a little more culture to Springfield.

Other ideas include green space, water features and housing or commercial development. One meeting will be held tomorrow from 6:30 to 8pm at the Creamery Arts Music Library and another will be held Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm at the Discovery Center of Springfield.