Macarthur Boulevard Master Plan

Springfield, Illinois

Springfield-Sangamon Regional Planning Commission engaged Lakota to develop a master plan for MacArthur Boulevard, a gateway commercial corridor located southwest of downtown Springfield that had deteriorated over the years. The team addressed land use, transportation, business development, streetscape, signage, and key implementation steps. New commercial office space and residential land uses, such as a modern business park and senior housing campus, were among several development opportunities identified. Lakota facilitated the creation of a new task force committee that was charged with coordinating the multi-phased implementation strategy.