We are VERY excited to welcome Springfield’s new City Manager Nancy Newton! Please read Newton’s message to the community and join us in welcoming her back to Oregon! https://bit.ly/NewCityManagerMessage. You can also sign up to directly receive future newsletters where you'll hear from the City Manager about our efforts. Sign up at https://bit.ly/SpringfieldConnectionSignUp.
Storm Drain Murals Brighten Up Downtown Springfield Downtown Springfield is home to sixteen unique storm drain murals, painted since 2015. Most recently five new murals were installed August 23 and 24, 2019 at the Booth-Kelly trailhead of the Mill Race path. Local artists create designs with a visual message about keeping our waterways clean, and paint the murals on the ground using specialized street paints. The purpose of the City of Springfield’s UpStream Art project [...]
Do you know what an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is? It’s a fancy name for a house on a piece of land that also has a main, larger house. An ADU is a great way to live close to older family members, so they may age in an independent home near loved ones. ADUs can also be valuable sources of income, where a property owner could live in either the main or accessory dwelling while [...]
Many may notice redevelopment budding in Glenwood. This didn’t happen overnight and it’s not happenstance. The Glenwood area of Springfield made headlines in 2018 as a major project was completed and a new land purchase marked a significant milestone in advancing the community’s vision for Glenwood. In May 2018, work on the New Franklin Boulevard Phase 1 project finished, several months ahead of schedule. The new boulevard improves safe transportation options such as bicycling, walking, [...]