As part of the University of Missouri Engaged Neighbor Program, the Habitat Springfield Legacy Trails subdivision was one of the 2nd place winners in the Neighborhoods USA team category of Neighborhood of the Year, Multi-Neighborhoods Projects!
The Legacy Trails neighborhood has participated in the University of Missouri Extension-Greene County’s Engaged Neighbor Program, and they applied for a grant and were awarded some funds to assist with their mailbox shelter maintenance project. Habitat is going to donate one mailbox structure that needs to be replaced in the neighborhood. Neighborhood volunteers are working on replacing parts of the mailbox structures, mailboxes, and shingles that need to be replaced and are painting them. It is going to be an ongoing project.
There are many Greene County neighborhoods that are taking part in the Engaged Neighbor Program and have different neighboring projects going on. It is a good, positive approach to connection, security, healthy living, and beautification. Click here to learn more about the Engaged Neighbor Program.
About Legacy Trails (June 2022): This neighborhood is located in northwest Springfield off of N FR 143. All homes in the neighborhood were built by Habitat. Greene County helped design this development with the hope to showcase LID, or low impact design. With many developments there are large water detention basins. In this design there are smaller areas that collect water with the goal of that water dissipating within a day or two rather than weeks in a detention pond. The community also has narrow, curb-less streets with swales along them to direct storm water runoff into the retention basins. The basins and swales were planted with native vegetation to provide water uptake and pollinator habitat. This development is being built in three phases, with the first and second being completed except for one lot each. This is 34 homes in total, contributing a total of $26,635.51 in 2021 Greene County property taxes. The third phase infrastructure has yet to be built.