Proposed changes to Rountree Urban Conservation District
City Planning staff hosted an open house 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 at Rountree Elementary School cafeteria to provide an opportunity for stakeholder committees and Rountree neighbors to review, discuss and provide feedback to the recommended amendments to the Rountree Urban Conservation District. It is anticipated these amendments will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council in early 2023.
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In the spring of 2015, the Rountree Neighborhood Association board asked Springfield City Council to initiate a review and consider amending the Rountree Neighborhood Plan and the Rountree Urban Conservation District (UCD). In January 2017, City Council directed staff to move forward with an update to the Rountree Neighborhood Plan and bring forward recommendations for amendments to the Rountree Urban Conservation District.
In the spring of 2018, H3 Studio Inc. was hired to assist the City with an independent study of the National Avenue and Cherry Street corridors and provide an outside perspective on how the corridors should be optimally be developed and improved in the coming years. The amended Rountree Plan, including H3's recommendations, was adopted by City Council in November 2018. Following adoption of the plan, two committees of neighborhood stakeholders were formed to consider amendments to the Rountree UCD.