The Macris' of Springfield

I support Spar because I see the potential for the neighborhood, and I see Spar as a vital link between neighbors, government and other civic institutions. 

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Welcome to the Springfield Historic District


Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) Council works to preserve and build community in the Springfield Historic District.

SPAR has served as a resource and advocate for our community since 1974, and is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We facilitate improvements in quality-of-life and work to preserve the unique character of our neighborhood, engaging with city leaders and law makers, hosting popular public events and helping residents directly. 

See a cause that's near and dear to you? Then get involved. We'd love your help.


By becoming a Member, you show support for the continued preservation and revitalization of our neighborhood. Plus, you'll earn great benefits too! Join Now.


Lace up your running shoes, because you'll definitely want to participate in the this one of a kind race! Live music along the route, food & drink. Register now.


Read what others have to say about our 
little neighborhood in both national and
local media. Hey, we're famous!


We have a very active community! We can't list everything, but here are some upcoming events in our area. 


Hear from new neighbors about why they chose Springfield and stories from long-time residents about their experiences. 
Meet Your Neighbors.


We're thrilled to help bring Sculpture Walk Springfield to Klutho Park! Find out more about the project and how you can support cause. 


We're excited to partner with Groundwork Jacksonville to spark improvements & programming in our Hogans Creek park system. Keep up with the activities here.


Are you social? We are. The Springfield Historic District is an active, friendly, social community. Stay connected via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

commented on Meeting Minutes - December 10, 2012 2012-12-12 21:40:17 -0500 · Flag
I think we all more or less agreed that board meetings were starting at 5:30. Everything else looks good to me.

Christmas tree is back on -- noon Friday 11/30

Committee members--
The Christmas Tree is happening. 
The city has come through with a lift and a driver. The lift will be at Klutho Park at noon on Friday
Between now and then, please do what you can to collect ornaments, bows, garland, or whatever you can get your hands on. You can bring everything to the spar building or bring it to Klutho on Friday.
Since we only have the lift until 3:30, we will start at the top and work our way down. If anyone has any tall ladders, bring them if you can and you can go bottom up. Also, this is my first 30-foot tree to decorate. If anyone has any suggestions on how we should tackle this, please speak up.
I will be down there at around 11:30 to try and get a game plan together. 

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Andrew K. Macris


commented on Regarding the city and power. 2012-11-20 15:19:28 -0500 · Flag
So I don’t need to go out and buy a generator for the tree? Dang, I had justification!

commented on Updates? 2012-11-20 14:48:12 -0500 · Flag
I reached out to Rivers Pest Control to see if they could donate their lift. I’m expecting a call back from a Debbie.

commented on Thank you Lane Manis 2012-11-20 14:31:47 -0500 · Flag
Hi Trong, yes, so long as its during business hours, someone will be there. I’d reach out to Lorrae to see what her plan is.

Did we ever find a lift?

We should probably follow up with Darryl at the city again. Laura, can you take this on since you have a good relationship with him?

commented on Meeting Minutes - November 12, 2012 2012-11-15 23:48:17 -0500 · Flag
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Thank you for continuing your support of SPAR Council. Your donations are 100% tax-deductible. 

Interested in improving the Springfield business climate? Join SAMBA and get a free Spar membership.

Let us know if you have any questions about your membership:

Individual: Purchase for $25.00 every year
Family: Purchase for $40.00 every year

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commented on Report an Alley Issue 2012-09-23 00:16:35 -0400
The alley behind the old jeep place on fourth and main could use a trimming. Fairly overgrown.

published security 2012-09-18 15:54:45 -0400

published Spar and SAMBA Join Forces 2012-09-17 00:12:53 -0400

Spar and SAMBA Join Forces

Strengthening Community and Business Through Partnership

Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) and Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA) are proud to announce an on-going partnership, with SAMBA becoming an affiliate of SPAR as of September 2012.

Both organizations share the mission of facilitating a revitalized Springfield historic district, on our residential streets and our commercial corridors alike. In an effort to provide the best possible services and representation to the community, SPAR and SAMBA will share talent and resources, ideas and energy, while maintaining autonomy.

In 1974, SPAR was formed by neighborhood advocates coming together to meet common goals, and almost three decades later, SAMBA was established to help meet the needs of local businesses. We feel that by working together, we better position ourselves to pursue activities and policy beneficial to our growing neighborhood.

We look forward to engaging with residents and the business community to move our diverse and unique community forward, and appreciate your support.

The SPAR and SAMBA Board of Directors

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Join the Alley Task Force

Join the Alley Task Force and help keep our alleys clean and functioning.

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My wife Erin and I moved to the historic district in April of 2007. We live at the corner of 6th and Market along with our daughter London, our soon-to-be-born son Gray and our three dogs, Ory, Titus and Zeus.