November 05, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Council Approves Hy-Vee Rezoning Proposal

A rezoning request received the City Council votes needed to pave the way for Hy-Vee to build its second Springfield grocery store on a 10-acre lot in the 2100 block of East Sunshine Street. Only Councilman Scott Bailes voted in opposition.

Neighbors who opposed the request filed a protest petition, requiring the bill to have at least six council members approve to advance.

Council also voted to adopt the City's 2013 legislative priorities and the Airport Master Plan.

A plan to redevelop the downtown Landmark Building and declaring the property to be blighted, went before a public hearing. Developers Matt and Stacy Miller plan to convert the multi-tenant office building into a 68-unit affordable housing complex. The blight declaration would allow them to receive property tax abatement on the project.

A controversial resolution to display the words "In God We Trust" in Council chambers, was pulled for lack of a sponsor after Councilman Thomas Bieker resigned Friday.

For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov

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