Visit IDEA Commons

It's your destination

IDEA Commons, Springfield's urban research park, is more than just a place to work — it's the place to be! The historic buildings are getting a new lease on life thanks to the efforts to rejuvenate the exteriors and modernize the interiors. IDEA Commons has some of the most sought after property in Springfield for working and living.

First Friday Art Walk

  • Loft life is the epitome of urban sophistication, and in an environment like IDEA Commons, you will be thrust into the hustle and bustle of downtown Springfield.
  • While you stroll through IDEA Commons, envision yourself living and thriving in this hip neighborhood full of other big thinkers, just like you.
  • Many properties in IDEA Commons participate in Springfield's First Friday Artwalk each month – promoting the creative environment and supporting local arts.
  • Outside of Artwalk, visitors are welcome at the Brick City Gallery during regular gallery hours, and the work there is provided by nationally and internationally recognized artists.


Find your spot downtown

Remember the old days in downtown Springfield when the question always lingered, "But where do I park?"

Parking is now abundant!

Many of the IDEA Commons facilities, such as Jordan Valley Innovation Center and Brick City, have designated and/or restricted lots, and free parking is available at College Station Car Park and the Heers Parking Garage. Other lots are available depending on time of day.

The Center City Parking Map has all the options.