In April 2013, a well-coordinated project team, including City of Springfield, Lane Transit District (LTD), and consultant staff, worked closely with elected and appointed officials from City of Springfield and LTD to conduct initial stakeholder and community outreach.
Phase 1 outreach included small group meetings called, “Community Conversations,” and general public outreach at the 2013 SummerFair, National Night Out and the Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 Community Run events.
Based on this input, the study’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) explored transit options to address and enhance all modes of travel along the corridor. Additional community outreach occurred in coordination with other Main Street projects, bi-lingual display outreach at community events, and presentations to civic groups, and electronic updates.
Phase 2 Public Outreach
Over the course of Phase 2, the project design team will work early and collaboratively with business and property owners to avoid and reduce potential impacts to properties along the corridors. The community will have opportunities to learn and provide input through this website, meetings, presentations, corridor mailings, and e-updates.
Two key outreach periods are planned:
Develop Preliminary Design Options [January – May 2016 ]: In this period, the community stakeholders will be re-engaged in the process via e-updates, one-on-one meetings, and/or community presentations. There will be focused outreach with businesses and property owners to work early and collaboratively on design options and solutions to avoid or minimize any potential impacts.
Click on links below to view letters mailed in May 2016:
Click here to view postcard mailed late February 2016 to residents, businesses and property owners along the corridors.
Click on links below to view sent e-updates:
Select Preferred Options [June – October 2016]: For this period, there will be expanded community outreach to share with corridor residents, businesses and property owners the design solutions that have been explored and refined through initial outreach efforts. One-on-one meetings and community presentations will compliment this period to ensure the community is well informed in order to reach a preferred solution.
Written input is welcome at any time or community members can also comment at the Springfield City Council or Lane Transit District Board’s regular meetings.
For additional questions about this project, please contact:
Emma Newman, City of Springfield Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.726.4585
Sasha Luftig, Lane Transit District Project Manager, Sasha.Luftig@ltd.org or 541.682.6135