Upcoming Ballot Issues
Lone Pine Rezoning
On Nov. 8, 2022, Springfield residents will be asked to affirm or reject a City Council decision that approved a request to change the lawful uses allowed (i.e., rezoning) to allow a proposed development on a piece of property on South Lone Pine in southeast Springfield at 3503, 3521, 3527, and 3535 S. Lone Pine Ave.
“Shall the City of Springfield amend the Springfield Land Development Code, Section 36-3-6, ‘Official zoning map and rules for interpretation,’ by rezoning 4.2 acres of property, generally located at 3503, 3521, 3527, and 3535 South Lone Pine Avenue from R-SF, Single-family Residential, GR, General Retail, and LB, Limited Business District to Planned Development No. 374; and adopt an updated Official Zoning Map?”
A “yes” vote would affirm City Council’s decision to change the zoning of the property and allow the proposed development to proceed.
- Nov. 5, 2018
- Aug. 5, 2019
- Sept. 12, 2019
- Oct. 10, 2019
- Oct. 21, 2019
- July 2020
- July 16, 2020
- Aug. 10 & 24, 2020
- Sept. 21, 2020
- Oct. 19, 2020
- Nov. 16, 2020
- Dec. 14, 2020
- May 2021
- May 25, 2021
- June 8, 2022
- June 27, 2022
Elevation Enterprises, LLC introduces to Galloway Village neighbors a plan to develop an apartment complex with offices and retail developments on the west side of Lone Pine Avenue near Sequiota Park. The Galloway Village Neighborhood Association opposes the plan.
City Council adopts Resolution 10408, imposing a 270-day administrative delay in the Galloway Redevelopment Area due to significant concerns by the surrounding area regarding the impact of the proposed development. This resolution also directed staff to review the development issues and report findings and recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.
The Planning & Zoning Commission votes 8-0 to remove certain property parcels at the southeast and southwest corners of Battlefield Road and Lone Pine Avenue from the Galloway Redevelopment Area policy boundary. The Planning & Zoning Commission then voted 4-4 for approval of the Galloway Redevelopment Area Report.
The Planning & Zoning Commission votes on the Galloway Redevelopment Area Report. The Report is not approved due to a 3-4 vote.
The Planning & Zoning Commission again votes on the Galloway Redevelopment Area Report. The Report is once again not approved due to a 3-4 vote. The Report is then considered denied and is forwarded to the City Council for formal consideration.
City Council approves Resolution 10481, accepting the Galloway Redevelopment Area Report and directing to staff to use it as a policy document for technical review of the proposed development.
Elevation Enterprises files an application for a change in the zoning of a piece of property 3503, 3521, 3527, and 3535 S. Lone Pine Avenue across Lone Pine from Sequiota Park near Lone Pine and Galloway Road with the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City
The Planning & Zoning Commission votes 7-1 to recommend to the City Council approval of the rezoning of the 4.2 acres of property from R-SF (Single-family Residential), GR (General Retail) and LB (Limited Business District) to a Planned Development District.
Council Bill No. 2020-187 was introduced to City Council on Aug. 10. Public hearings were held Aug. 10 and 24. The bill proposed a change in the zoning of a piece of property 3503, 3521, 3527, and 3535 S. Lone Pine Ave.
A Referendum Petition for the rezoning is received by City Clerk. (City Charter Section 14.2)
City Clerk Anita Cotter certifies that the Referendum Petition was signed by a sufficient number of qualified electors. Cotter submits the Referendum Petition to City Council for consideration.
City Council approves Ordinance 27441, submitting to the qualified voters on Aug. 3, 2021, the question of whether to affirm or reject Ordinance 6614, rezoning the 4.2 acres of property.
Elevation Enterprises files suit against the City to stop the election.
A Greene County Circuit Court judge issues a ruling that stopped the plans for an election to decide the zoning case. In his ruling, the judge found that the zoning referendum petition process found in the Springfield City Charter conflicted with state law.
The Missouri Southern District Court of Appeals sets aside the trial court’s injunction and orders the City to place Ordinance 6614 before the voters.