Springfield’s city commission will host a rezoning hearing this week, after a developer asked to build self-storage units at the former retail store. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield to hear zoning request for former Target store

The city commission will meet at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday to discuss a request to rezone the property at 1885 W. First St. from a highways commercial district to a community commercial district. The former Target property was sold in September for $1.5 million to a limited liability company called 1885 W. 1st Street LLC.

Target closed the former retail store at that location in January 2016.

The decision to close the Target store was unpopular at that time. As many as 2,100 area residents signed a petition online asking the retailer’s executives to reconsider the decision, although the attempt was not successful.

Several longtime retail firms including Macy’s and J.C. Penney also have closed retail locations in Clark County over the past several years, and Sears included Springfield’s store at the Upper Valley Mall in a list of 80 stores that retailer is expected to close.

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