SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A grand opening was held Thursday for Springfield's new Environmental Resources Center.
City leaders celebrated the $1 million project with a ribbon cutting.
The renovated building is located at the intersection of Central Street and Robberson Avenue.
The structure houses the newly-created Department of Environmental Services, which consolidates several programs under one roof.
"So that's air quality, water quality, solid waste management, clean water services, sustainability, clean water, [and] education. This is the heartbeat now for those activities," says Barbara Lucks, Springfield's sustainability manager.
Facility is also home to Ozark Greenways and resource library.
Several meeting spaces are open to students and community, as well.