Springfield’s Q5 initiative is supporting three major projects aimed at improving aspects of life in the community.
The group’s Strategic Leadership Council is setting aside $50,000 for use in the ongoing railroad relocation project. The money may be used for marketing and public information campaigns… but could also be tapped to fend off any legal challenges against the project.
Q5 is also allocating $25,000 toward a $60,000 study of best educational practices… in hopes of adapting some of those to Springfield-area schools to help better prepare kids to meet future workforce needs.
Finally, Q5 is studying the creation of a Community Development Corporation that would try to coordinate development in the downtown area, especially in areas affected by railroad relocation.