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The Next 10 Projects

#1 – A Revitalized and Resilient Downtown

– Downtown Master Plan
– Illinois State Capital Complex Renovations
– Permanent Outdoor Dining Improvements

#2 – Illinois’ Recreational Playground

– Reactivate Lake Springfield Beach House Area
– Expand Programming And Activity On The Sangamon River

#3 – Urban-Rural Connection

– Renovate And Activate The Illinois State Fairgrounds
– Establish The Springfield Region As The Farm-To-Table Capital Of The World

#4 – A Culturally Rich Community

– Celebrate And Honor Springfield’s Diverse Storylines
– Support For Artists To Beautify And Enliven Our Community

#5 – Community-Led Reinvestment In The East Side

– Investment In The Economic, Physical, Social Infrastructure
– Protect, Preserve And Designate Historic Properties

#6 – A Strong Foundation For Our Youth

– Bolster Early Childhood Education
– Develop A Community-Based Work Program For Youth

#7 – Support For Our Most Vulnerable

– Develop A Comprehensive Strategy To Address Homelessness
– Support Local Causes Through Further Engagement Of Government Employees And Political Parties

#8 – Investment In Higher Education And Innovation

– Make The UIS Innovation Hub And District A Reality
– Bring A Law School To Springfield

#9 – An Environmentally Sustainable Springfield

– Create The City of Springfield’s CWLP Energy Plant Of The Future
– Sustainability Improvements For Non-Profits

#10 – Collective Action On Catalytic Projects

– Pillsbury Site Redevelopment
– Benedictine Campus Reimagined
– Establish And Implement A Community Economic Development Strategy

The TN10 Steering Committee helped prioritize projects submitted for The Next 10 by ensuring they met the following criteria:

  • Implementable in the near term
  • Clear strategies and sources for funding
  • Champions who can lead the projects into action
August 18, 2021