Grant Avenue Parkway Delivers Federal Grant for Revitalization & Placemaking Corridor

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

The Grant Avenue Parkway will create an off-street pedestrian and bicycle pathway along Grant Avenue in the heart of Springfield. The 3-mile stretch will connect downtown Springfield with the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium (WOW) – linking authentic Springfield experiences for both residents and visitors. The Parkway route will further connect parks and recreation amenities, neighborhoods, schools, and fill a vital gap in the Ozark Greenways trail network.The project was the city’s 1st design-build project with the goal to deliver the Federal BUILD Grant program and change the way the city collaborated and delivered placemaking corridors. The session will explore how the following goals for the project were delivered using the design-build delivery method:

• Deliver a project that improves quality of life.

• Deliver a project that results in community revitalization.

• Deliver a project that enhances transportation alternatives, safety, and connections.

• Deliver a project that encourages and promotes economic development.

• Deliver a project within the $22.5 million contract budget. 


1.Delivering a Trail & Smart Street Corridor Using Federal BUILD Grant Funding 

2.Elevating Placemaking & Economic Development 

3.Managing Utility Relocation Risks & Building Incentives into Proposal Documents 

4.Strategies for ROW Acquisition & impacts Along Corridor Projects

Tim Rosenbury

Director of Quality of Place

City of Springfield

Tim Rosenbury, AIA, is Director of Quality of Place Initiatives for the City of Springfield, Missouri. As director, he contributes to or is responsible for placemaking plans, policies and projects that result in greater pride of place among current and prospective community stakeholders. Prior to serving in this role, he was a principal in local architecture firm BRP Architects, a position he held for 35 years. He is a B.Arch. graduate of Mississippi State University.

Leree Reese

Professional Engineer

City of Springfield

Mrs. Reese is a Professional Engineer for the City of Springfield Public Works Transportation Engineering Division. Leree received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri State University in 2012 and has been working for the City of Springfield since graduating. She began her career with the City in the Transportation Management Division before moving to Transportation Engineering, where she is now a project manager.

Benjamin Cummings, PE

Project Manager

Radmacher Brothers Excavating

Ben Cummings is a project manager and estimator for Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company.  Since 2014, Ben has worked on many varying projects with multiple delivery methods in the Springfield and Kansas City Missouri region.  Ben served as Construction Manager for the I-435 South Loop Link project.

Stephen Prange

Regional Office Manager

Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc.

Mr. Prange is a graduate of Bradley University and is the vice president and regional office manager for CMT’s Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri Office. He has over 20 years of experience and served as the owner’s representative for the Grant Avenue Parkway project. As a dynamic, results driven project manager, Steve is a strong advocate for community revitalization through implementation of strategic transportation improvement projects.

Sabin Yanez

Senior Vice President

CFS Engineers

Mr. Yanez serves as the Senior Vice President for CFS. During his 36-year career, 19 of those years with the Missouri Department of Transportation, Mr. Yanez has worked on and led multiple design-build and traditional transportation projects. Mr. Yanez has frequently been retained by local public agencies to identify innovative funding solutions and coordinate projects with multiple agencies and is a regional leader in finding collaborative, successful infrastructure solutions.


Grant Avenue Parkway Delivers Federal Grant for Revitalization & Placemaking Corridor
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