Zoning

Planning and Zoning AdministratorZoning Administrator Nate Henne

City Manager Nate Henne also serves as Springfield's Zoning Administrator.  Nate is working hard on a long overdue Master Plan update for the City of Springfield.  Master Plans (or comprehensive plans) help the City to envision its growth, needs, land use patterns, and its overall image for the next 20 years.

Springfield Zoning Map

Springfield staff are currently working on a new Master Plan for the City as the current Master Plan is out of date.  The last amendment to the current zoning map was in 2006.  Physical copies of the map are provided at City Hall at $2.00 for a black and white copy and $5.00 for a color copy.
Site Plan Review Application
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For commercial properties, if any improvements are to be completed, additions made to current buildings, parking lots added,  new buildings constructed, or remodels of current buildings, a site plan review must be conducted by the Zoning Administrator and recommended for approval by the Planning Commission. 

Site plans are meant to show how the property will be altered and it gives the City the opportunity to make sure any changes are within the requirements of the Springfield Zoning Code.  The cost for a Site Plan Review is $125.00

Height, Setback, and Bulk Requirements by Zoning District

Applicants for site plan reviews and variance requests, please refer to the Height Setback and Bulk Requirements in order to accurately fill out the applications.  If you need to find the zoning designation for your parcel, refer to the zoning map below or access the assessor's database here:  Springfield Assessing Database

Zoning Variance Request

Variances are requested for property owners who wish to construct a building not permitted in the parcel's zoning designation, or if a property owner wishes to use the land in a way not permitted by the zoning code for the parcel's zoning designation.  This does not include the operation of home based businesses; which are covered under their own ordinance.  The cost for a variance request is $175 for residential properties and $225 for commercial properties.

Land Division Application
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Land Divisions are requested when a property owner wishes to divide their property.  The resulting parcels must be large enough according to the size requirements of their respecive zoning designation (See "Bulk, Setback, and Height Requirements" above).

Rezoning Application
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An application to rezone a property is used when a property owner wishes to change the use of the property.  An example would be a business wishing to expand that purchases adjacent property that is zoned residential.  If the business owner wishes to expand his business by building into this new property, they must apply to have the property rezoned.  The cost for a rezoning application is $500.00