May 19, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Council Initiates Urban Gardens Zoning Amendment

The Springfield City Council Monday approved initiating a zoning amendment that would permit less-intense urban garden uses in all zoning districts, while requiring a conditional-use permit for higher-intensity gardens.

Council Bill 2009-124 simply starts the process to consider this text amendment to Springfield’s Zoning Ordinance.

The following changes to the Zoning Ordinance are proposed:

Council’s action Monday night begins the process of review and recommendations by the City staff and the Planning and Zoning Commission before it would return to the City Council for final consideration.

Public hearings will be held before the Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, July 9, 2009, and the Springfield City Council on Monday, July 27, 2009.

Both hearings will be held at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, on the third floor of Historic City Hall. The public have the opportunity to speak to the proposed amendment at both hearings.

A staff report describing the proposed amendment in detail will be delivered to the Planning and Zoning Commission and made available to the public on Thursday, July 2, 2009.

For more information, contact: Daniel Neal, Senior City Planner, 864-1036.

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