Pelican Landing: The City of Springfield

9 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2009


See description and cross-references in OB-0386.





Lee Lawson, Chief Planner for the City of Springfield, was guardedly optimistic about the upcoming meeting with Chris Corbett, Vice President of the Bender Corporation. Lawson hoped they would be able to resolve the eight remaining issues that had stalled the approval of Pelican Landing, a residential community proposed for Springfield's “Old Town,” so that construction could soon begin. A project such as Pelican Landing would go a long way toward revitalizing Springfield and reversing its depressed economy. The Board of Supervisors was demanding action.

Historic Old Town

Old Town was the historic district, along the east bank of the Green River, that had formed the core of the original Springfield settlement. As the community flourished over the years following its founding, almost all the new growth had taken place just across the river in what was now identified in everyone's mind, and on most maps, as Springfield. Downtown Springfield bordered the Green River, with the rest of Springfield spreading west beyond it. This divergence of growth was probably as much a result of a feud between two of the families that had settled Springfield as it was the topography east of Old Town.

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Keywords: negotiation

Suggested Citation

Brodt, Susan, Pelican Landing: The City of Springfield. Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0387. Available at SSRN:

Susan Brodt (Contact Author)

Smith School of Business ( email )

Smith School of Business - Queen's University
143 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
613-533-3231 (Phone)
613-533-6847 (Fax)

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