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The City of Springfield is seeking input from stakeholders in the Galloway/Lone Pine corridor (residents, property owners, business owners, Ozark Greenways, the City’s departments of Public Works, Environmental Services Planning and Development; and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board) to gather input in the form of public meetings and surveys for the future development of the Galloway/Lone Pine area.

This input will be used by City Planning and Development staff to create recommendations to present to City Council on July 23, 2019.

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Background

In 2014, Springfield City Council adopted a blight study and redevelopment plan for the area north of East Lacuna Street and south to East Republic Road along the 3400 to 4100 blocks of South Lone Pine. Since then, development along the Lone Pine corridor from Battlefield to Republic Road has intensified. The unique topography of the area, along with increased retail and residential multifamily development has brought to light a variety of development issues.

After meeting with interested parties last fall, Zone 4 Councilman Matthew Simpson requested a resolution for an administrative delay for rezoning and lot combinations in the Lone Pine corridor so that City staff could gather input and develop recommendations. The resolution was passed in November 2018. The 270-day development moratorium expires Aug. 2, 2019.

Goals

  • Determine the nature of the issues and consider options for the area and guidelines for growth and development to address issues in a manner to assure responsible and viable development taking into consideration the various interests involved.
  • Obtain stakeholder input on elements to preserve or enhance and the development concerns.
  • Obtain stakeholder input on their vision for the area and potential remedies including design options deemed compatible with the nature of the area.

Timeline for Galloway Project

Public Meetings

Public Meeting 1: 5:30 p.m., March 21, 2019, All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway St.
An open house style public meeting was held on Thursday March 21, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, at the All Saints Church, located at 2751 E. Galloway St, Springfield MO 65804, to provide information and collect input on future development within the Galloway/Lone Pine Administrative Delay Area per City Council Resolution 10408. Approximately 200 people attended the meeting based on an informal head count and 176 people signed the attendance sheet. City Staff provided information and input opportunities at various stations hosted by the departments of Parks & Ozark Greenways, Public Works, Environmental Services, and Planning and Development. Information provided included background information leading up to the public engagement process, zoning, traffic, the watershed and floodplain as well as the latest data collected on the area. Large 36”X48” input boards listing top concerns and priority recommendations for the future allowed participants to choose what was most important to them to see addressed. Participants used sticker-dots to vote on their concerns and priorities and provided written comments on post-it notes attached to the boards. A summary of the input received is provided. The online survey was completed by 449 respondents. 

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Future Meetings

  • May 1st 4:30PM - Stakeholder Meeting #4 @ Firehouse Pottery
  • May 14th 5:30PM - Public Meeting #2 @ The Venues
  • May 21st 5:30PM - Galloway Street Widening Project - Open House Hosted by Public Works at All Saints Church
  • July 9th - 5:30PM - Public Meeting #3 @ All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway St.
  • July 23rd 12:00 Noon – Report on Galloway/Lone Pine at City Council Lunch in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Conference Room

Galloway Street Widening Project  

Public Meeting 2:  5:30 p.m., May 14, 2019, The Venues Church, 2616 Battlefield
Outcomes of the initial public input process will be presented and used to refine development options for consideration at this meeting. Graphics showing design concepts will be provided and feedback solicited from participants. Input collected at this meeting will help determine recommendations for the area to be presented in the report to City Council in July. Information on current conditions will be provided. Comments will be collected via written responses, an online survey, and real time interaction with city officials.

Public Meeting 3: 5:30 p.m., July 9, 2019, All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway St.
Share the results of all input received to date. Present the draft recommendations for comment.