The city of Springfield is about to embark on the creation of a new comprehensive plan establishing guidelines for how it uses land, funds capital improvements and handles a variety of other development concerns.
Springfield is currently working from a comprehensive plan developed in the 1990s and revised in 2004. Parts of that plan are becoming obsolete, city leaders say.
The new plan will help determine the city’s direction for the next 20 years, officials say, and Springfield is facing important questions about its identity.
The process is expected to take 18 to 24 months and involve significant public input.
Springfield expects to spend about $905,000 to develop and implement the plan. The city has allocated $550,000 to spend on an outside consultant for the project. Bidders have until Jan. 7 to respond to a request for proposals from the city.
Read more: Springfield News-Leader