The town of Springfield is looking to garner input soon from area residents on the future of the downtown. What’s more is that they hope to do it in a casual and low-key manner, allowing for honest and open discussions. Market Madness is fast approaching in late August, hosted by Springfield On The Move, and town officials, in conjunction with a national consulting group, will be asking Springfield residents what they’d like to see from the downtown and how it can be improved as part of a $75,000 master plan.
The Rutland Herald says that Greenman-Pedersen Inc., which has an office in White River Junction, will be having a booth at the Market Madness fair on August 20th to receive public input.
Some ideas have already been put forth, including a river walk or park area along the Black River. Springfield’s Town Manager says that after the Market Madness booth, GPI and others involved with the project will have an open house in November.
The money for possible improvements comes from a grant from the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.