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City Beat: Council seeks tax on short-term rentals

Voters will decide on lodging tax expansion in April.

Springfield City Council heard a proposal Dec. 12 to rename North Mulroy Road to North Beaver Road in the northeast corner of the city, where a Buc-ee’s travel center is now under construction.

Meeting includes bills to blight Grant Avenue area and revisit 7 Brew permit.

ARPA funds proposed for shelter, outreach and affordable housing.

Member says chamber of commerce has too much influence on council.

Some residents express concern about block-long modern facade.

Andrew Doolittle is a partner in a Grant Avenue Parkway project that recently received a zoning variance. 

City and county collaboration is proposed for the $4.8 million facility.

Other applications aim to make Springfield a little more green. 

Council OK’s Loose Goose development on parkway.

Council approves a zoning change but nixes permit for the coffee shop.

Council approves zoning change but votes down conditional use permit for drive-thru operation in Seminole/Holland neighborhood. 

Developer’s second proposal to council mostly unchanged.

 Short-term rental properties are facing scrutiny in the Queen City following discussions at the two most recent Springfield City Council meetings.

Neighborhood association president chastises council.

Owner’s permit application raises larger issues for some council members. 

University Plaza needs tens of millions of dollars of repairs and ownership is exploring options.

First reading of budget brings concerns from council regarding Police and Building Development staffing.

Council also envisions future of Lake Springfield.

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