This week’s issue of Illinois Times previews the Saturday reopening of the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield with information about and photos of the redeveloped surrounding area, including Bicentennial Plaza — a REALTOR® Community partnership.
Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton, a Springfield architect, the city of Springfield’s director of public works and several others explain how they worked together to integrate the restoration of the mansion, the Jackson Street corridor and the plaza construction. The article is titled, “Trail blazing: Jackson Street, Bicentennial Plaza and the Governor’s Mansion open for business. What’s next?” Speculation on the development of the block immediately north of the mansion continues as Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder’s plan for the block has been put on hold.
The Jackson Street corridor is designed to increase tourist foot traffic between the Lincoln Home and the Capitol Complex in Springfield.
Bicentennial Plaza is scheduled to be dedicated at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.