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Springfield Development Code Update Project

Springfield Development Code Update Project logoThe Springfield City Council recognizes that the Development Code is difficult to use, understand, and implement. Resolving the complexities and outdated nature of the code will help achieve the economic and housing goals for our community. The Council has directed staff to complete a full Development Code Update over approximately the next three years.

Project Purpose
The purpose of the Development Code Update project is to change the Springfield Development Code to support efficient, timely, and clear development review. The updated Development Code will support Springfield’s economic development priorities and will honor Springfield’s home town feel now and in the future.

Project Objectives

  1. Enable quick review of development applications.
  2. Provide easy to understand code language presented in a clear and user-friendly format.
  3. Provide a straight-forward processing path to development decisions.
  4. Support/further economic development in all sectors.
  5. Protect and enhance the beauty of our city to boost or stabilize property values, encourage investment, and improve the image of the community.
  6. Comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.
  7. Implement the City’s adopted policies.

Upcoming MeetingsDowntown Springfield

  • Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) - 6:00 pm on December 18, 2018 in the Council Chambers at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street - Agenda packet  will be posted when ready.

Previously Held Meetings

  • Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) - November 20, 2018 - Reviewed Community Engagement Plan for Development Code Update Project. View agenda packet here.

Project Kickoff
The project was initiated by the City Council in the Fall of 2018. Meeting materials from the initial kickoff meetings are linked below.

Technical Advisory Committee
The Springfield Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) will be approving members of a Technical Advisory Committee for the Development Code Update project.

Information on applying for the Technical Advisory Committee is available here. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on December 14, 2018 at the City Manager's Office in City Hall at 225 5th Street. If you are interested in applying and have questions contact Mark Rust, Project Manager, at mrust@springfield-or.gov.

Interested Parties
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Previously Sent E-Updates
November 29, 2018

Project Resources
Community Engagement Plan

Current Development Code
The Springfield Development Code is the principle document that implements local, state, and federal land use, transportation, and environmental laws applicable in the City of Springfield. The current Development Code was adopted in 1987. Other than a general “housekeeping” update (1998-2005) the Code has been revised only to comply with state or federal laws, or as directed by Council in response to a specific issue or objective.

The current Development Code can be found here.

Work Tasks and Timeline - Click on to enlarge

Project Manager
Mark Rust, AICP
Senior Planner

Para Español
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner

City of Springfield, Oregon