Springfield could see a new single-housing development near Walmart after the City Commission approved a zoning change this week. This would be the city’s first new significant housing since the 1990s, according to city officials. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield approves zoning change for new housing development

Springfield city commission members unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday that will allow a proposed housing development to move forward.

The commission’s decision will impact two tracts of land along East National Road near Walmart. It includes 37 acres of property south of the Tuttle Road Walmart along with an additional 15-acre tract to the east of the Walmart. A developer called DDC Management is planning a single-family housing development on two tracts of land along East National Road near Walmart.

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The proposed project has received some criticism as well. Members of the Central Regional Planning Commission had previously recommended against the proposed zoning change, arguing the current proposal would allow homes to be built too close together.

The zoning change approval is just an early step in the process to allow the development to move forward, said Tom Franzen, assistant city manager and director of economic development for Springfield.


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