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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Notice of Funding Availability for Non-Congregate Shelter

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The City of Springfield is providing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking applicants for the development of Non-Congregate Shelter. A total of $5,001,000 is available for this NOFA. The City has dedicated $2,215,703 of U.S....

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Restore SGF names board of directors

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Restore SGF, a nonprofit community initiative to improve housing conditions and raise residential property values in Springfield’s historic neighborhoods, has named 11 community members to form a board of directors. 

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Public hearing on FY2023 funds and HUD Annual Action Plan

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The City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) of the City of Springfield, Missouri will hold a joint public hearing on its proposed use of funds for its Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2023 &ndas...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

City seeking applicants for grant funds for development of affordable housing units

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The City of Springfield is looking to increase the amount of affordable rental housing units in Springfield and is seeking both nonprofit and for-profit housing developers to apply for a portion of the $1 million the City has availabl...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

City Council receives FY 2022 independent audit report

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Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM, at a Council Lunch Workshop on Tuesday. The firm indica...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

City to begin housing study process this week

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APD Urban Planning + Management out of Atlanta, GA will be in Springfield later this week to begin conducting a comprehensive housing condition study for the city. This will mostly be an introduction and data-gathering visit,...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Council approves renaming Midfield Terminal after U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

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City Council approved a measure to rename the Midfield Terminal at Springfield-Branson National Airport to the Roy Blunt Terminal, in honor of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. The airport will remain named Springfield-Branson National Airport ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Former Mayor N.L.“Mac” McCartney remembered

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Former Springfield Mayor N.L. “Mac” McCartney passed away Friday at the age of 99. He served on City Council from 1987 to 1993 and as Mayor from 1993 to 1995. Among many acts as Mayor, he created Springfield Art Museum Day on Oct. 28,...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Brock Rowe named director of Building Development Services

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Brock Rowe, interim director of the City’s Building Development Services Department since March, has been named director. Rowe joined BDS as assistant director in May 2021.

“We are excited to add Brock to our leadership team,” said Cit...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

APD Urban Planning + Management selected to perform Springfield housing study

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The City of Springfield will begin a housing-needs assessment and conditions study by the end of the year. 

“This will be a data driven study which will be used to identify citywide and neighborhood focused housing priorities ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

ARPA Review Committee to recommend $7M in allocations for homeless services, affordable housing

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At its Oct. 11 meeting, City Council ARPA Review Committee voted to recommend the allocation of approximately $7 million in funds to support homeless services and affordable housing projects. A Council Bill is being drafted for City C...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Apply to run for Mayor, five City Council seats starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3

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Those wishing to serve on Springfield's City Council can pick up packets from the City Clerk or review the information on the City's website beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3. The link will be live at that time. Petitions ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

City Council allocates $31.3M in ARPA funding requests

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At its July 25 meeting, City Council allocated more than $31 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to fund transformative community projects for Springfield. 

The City received about $40 million in recovery aid from the ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City seeks to fill boards and commissions vacancies

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The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. While the full listing of boards and commissions vacancies is available at springfieldmo.gov/boards, the City seeks to fill th...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Economic Vitality Department to take proactive approach to helping businesses and entrepreneurs

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The City of Springfield recognizes the vital role business and industry serve within the community and southwest Missouri region. Retention of Springfield-based companies and fostering expansion of existing business serve as the found...

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