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Virtual Meeting To Focus On Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project

Michele Skalicky

Tuesday night, May 19, the public will get the chance to view detailed plans for the Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project near the Springfield Art Museum.

A virtual information session will be held Tuesday night from 5:30 to 6:30 via Facebook Live or via livestream on the City of Springfield’s website.  Those who join in will be able to learn more about the project and ask questions. 

Construction of stormwater improvements on Fassnight Creek between National and Kings Avenues is expected to begin this summer.  That stretch of creek along Brookside Drive will be restored to a naturalized channel.  The goal is to reduce the risk of flooding to the art museum and other nearby properties.  And the project is expected to improve water quality and create an urban wildlife habitat.

A video recording and comment card will be available after the virtual meeting on the city’s website for those who can’t attend the event Tuesday night.

In conjunction with the stormwater project, city officials said transportation and recreation opportunities to Phelps Grove Park and the art museum will be improved through the future construction of a multi-use trail connection, which is expected to begin in fall, 2021.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.
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