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City Beat: Council OKs Grant Avenue Parkway administrative delay

Springfield City Council on July 27 unanimously approved a 180-day administrative delay of demolition, new construction, replatting and rezoning along the Grant Avenue Parkway.

Beginning July 16, face coverings are now required in public spaces in Springfield.

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard is preparing a face mask mandate for council review.

Members also set distribution of coronavirus relief funds for housing and businesses.

Restaurant owners were given approval to use parking lots and sidewalks for business operations.

Officials cite COVID-19 for 93% year-over-year plunge in daily passengers.

City also approves tax increment financing plan for IDEA Commons redevelopment.

Updated design guidelines also were adopted for future construction in the C-Street area.

Council also mulls a rezoning request for 43 acres along East Sunshine Street.

Members also hear a proposal to lower interest rates and a request by Springfield Public Schools.

The city also greenlights efforts to widen Interstate 44 through Springfield.

Rezoning cases for two south Springfield developments were brought before council.

The governing body also votes on rezoning cases.

Council hears next step on Jefferson Avenue Footbridge and votes to join new energy district.

The governor calls on a $100 million rainy day fund.

The governing body also hears a bill on sewer rate increases.

Phase I of the Jordan Creek daylighting project is presented.

Also, Springfield Identity Project pitches new flag design to council committee.

Parking concerns are raised by council and residents.

The governing body also reviews a $10 million project.

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