For Immediate Release
Council Initiates Zoning Ordinance Amendment
The City Council at its May 4, 2009 meeting approved a resolution to initiate a proposed text amendment to the Springfield Zoning Ordinance that would provide more flexibility for large establishments to hold promotional events.
This proposed text amendment for Sections 2-1100, Definitions, and 5-1200, Temporary Uses, would modify the requirements for temporary promotional activities by enacting the following changes to the Zoning Ordinance:
- Modify the definition of “Temporary Promotional Use” in Section 2-1100;
- Modify the off-street parking requirements for temporary uses in Section 5-1201;
- Modify Section 5-1203.B.3 to allow temporary promotional activities, Christmas tree sales, and outdoor carnivals and circuses within the Government and Institutional (GI) district;
- Delete Section 5-1203.B.3.c.4, which restricts temporary promotional activities to no more than 10 percent of any paved area, and;
- Delete Section 5-1203.B.3.c.10, which requires the applicant to provide a performance bond guaranteeing that the premises will be left in a satisfactory condition.
Approval of this resolution only begins the process of review and recommendation by City staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission. It does not actually amend the Zoning Ordinance at this stage.
Public hearings will be held before the Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, May 14, 2009, and the Springfield City Council on Monday, June 1, 2009. Both hearings will be held at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in Historic City Hall. The public will have the opportunity to speak to the proposed amendment at both hearings.
A staff report describing the proposed amendment in detail will be available to the public on Friday, May 8, 2009.
The full text of Council Bill 2009-103 is available on the City Web site: www.springfieldmo.gov.
For more information, contact: Matt Schaefer, Senior City Planner, 864-1100