Building for the Future

The Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) Council’s mission is to ensure Historic Springfield is a preferred place to live and do business by leading programs that drive the preservation, revitalization, and balanced growth of our community. SPAR’s office building at 1321 North Main Street was severely damaged during Hurricane Irma. To fulfill our mission, we need to rebuild, better and stronger, and anticipate the evolving needs of our diverse community. In response, SPAR has launched, Building for the Future, a $500,000 capital fundraising campaign to raise funds for building renovations and improvements set to begin in late 2020.

Click here to view the completed concept drawings.

Click here to view our case for support.

With work on the SPAR Building planned for Fall of 2020 and being proponents of supporting local Jacksonville businesses, the SPAR Board of Directors have completed the bid process and have chosen Auld and White Constructors, a local construction firm of 30 years, as our General Contractor for this project. We would like to thank JAA Architecture, a local architecture firm located in Avondale since 2007, for designing our new interior.

SPAR’s office building, located in the heart of the Springfield Historic District, has been a mainstay of the community and has played an important role in its resurgence. Our building is a community space that we hope will be utilized not just by us, but other community organizations. Since SPAR started operating away from our Main Street location, we have reduced visibility within the community and have experienced a decrease in visitors and fewer opportunities for community engagement. To fulfill our mission to preserve and revitalize Historic Springfield, we need to rebuild with an emphasis on sustainability and resilience and embrace a future that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

 

This is our opportunity to strengthen our community and to build for the future. Your support is critical to this project. You can make a tax-deductible donation by credit card on the Building for the Future donation page above or you may donate by check. Check donations may be made payable to SPAR Council and can be picked up by a SPAR Board Member or Staff or sent to:

SPAR Council

1334 Walnut Street

Jacksonville, FL 32206

We also accept donations by way of individual contributions and corporate matches. Your in-kind gifts of items or services are also appreciated!  For more information, call us at 904-353-7727 or email us at sparoffice@sparcouncil.org

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