You may have noticed some subtle changes in the northern section of Springfield Pike (North Pike). The improvements have included refreshed landscaping, reduced signage, and an enhanced streetscape, but the project represents much more. It’s a mixture of businesses and the City working together to make an even more vibrant destination and a great place to live.

is seeing a transformation with the help of the North Pike Economic Development Report and the Economic Development Commission (EDC). The EDC has put forth recommendations that outline strategies to achieve the vision of the 2018 Master Plan. Those strategies include working with property owners to improve landscaping and parking lot design, replanting trees, streetscape improvements, code enforcement efforts, and strategic property acquisition.

In addition, the City of has been awarded a $40,000  Mini Grant that will allow the City to hire a consultant to create a  Streetscape Improvement Plan. This plan will design streetscape improvements for the North Pike, the Promenade, and a shared gateway with the Village of Woodlawn. The Village of Woodlawn has also received a $40,000 Mini Grant for Springfield Pike streetscape planning. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with one of our neighboring jurisdictions. The streetscape design work will begin in 2023.