Planning & Development
- Current Agendas
- Planning & Zoning Commission
- Grant and Loan Programs, Sanitary Sewer Assistance
- Zoning, Subdivisions, and Historic Preservation
- 24-hour Zoning Hotline (about current issues)
The Department of Planning and Development provides services related to the physical development of the community. We work with citizens and other departments to plan orderly growth in our community. Springfield is committed to managing growth, to efficiently and effectively using public and private resources, and to achieving a balance between public and private development goals.
College Street Corridor Plan
The City of Springfield is working with the community to create a new future for the College Street Corridor between Grant Avenue and Kansas Expressway. The Department of Planning and Development is coordinating the effort which relies heavily on public engagement. The process began with a meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 between 6:30 and 8:00 PM, in the Community Room of Butler Rosenbury and Partners, located at 319 N. Main Avenue. Public engagement will continue with a meeting at the same time and location every two weeks thereafter until April 11, 2012.
In addition to the meetings, public engagement includes a web page and an electronic forum (Google Group) accessed through the web page. The web page contains reports, meeting announcements, agendas, and meeting notes, while the electronic forum is available for community members and City representatives to have ongoing discussion about the process. Questions and requests for additional information may be directed to 417.864.1031.
National Avenue Corridor - Visioning Toolkit 2040
The National Avenue Corridor Visioning Tool Kit 2040 was prepared by Drury University Center for Community Studies, during the Fall 2012 semester. The project focused on the corridor between National Avenue, Kickapoo Avenue, Cherry Street and Grand Street. Further development of a plan for this area will proceed as conversations progress between property owners, the Rountree Neighborhood, Missouri State University and the City.
past Projects with Drury:
South Main Avenue (9.6mb) - This project was a visioning effort for the blocks of South Main bounded by Walnut, Market, Mount Vernon and Grant. Located just southwest of the central business district and square downtown, this area is represent the closest single family residences to downtown urban living. Drury students explored visions of how the area could be revitalized and developed as a mixed-use commercial and/or residential area while attempting to preserve the existing housing stock.
Central Sunshine Corridor (40mb)- This proejct was pursued in order to establish guidelines for the redevelopment of the Sunshine Street Corridor. This redevelopment explores alternative design concepts for the land use, streetscape and street improvements for the half-mile stretch of Sunshine Street between Kimbrough Avenue and National Avenue.