Change to oversight of apartments, storage units fails at city council

The Springfield City Council on Tuesday voted down a proposal to give them oversight of certain new apartment and storage unit developments. The proposal comes about a month after the council approved raising the threshold to trigger oversight of large scale developments. Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder had proposed a change to the city's large scale [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Categories: Business News, Government, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – June 15-21, 2017

The following building, electrical or other permits were recently approved for projects in Springfield by the City of Springfield Building and Zoning Office: -Silverleaf Children's Academy, 2715 S. Fourth St., obtained a permit for a 3,800-square-foot remodel. The contractor is Joyner Construction, and the project valuation is $80,000. -Glen Garrison obtained a permit obtained a permit [...]

McDonald’s remodel slated for South Grand location – Building permit roundup

The McDonald's restaurant at 501 South Grand Ave. West is slated for a major remodel beginning this month. Steve Jeffers, owner of Jeffers Enterprises and operator of several McDonald's locations in Springfield, says the remodel is part of a nationwide "modernization" program for McDonald's restaurants. Jeffers Enterprises obtained permits this week to remodel the South [...]

Redpath proposes new TIF to enable subdivision development

Ward 1 Ald. Chuck Redpath is proposing the creation of a new TIF district near Rochester to enable a subdivision development. The Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole voted on Tuesday to forward the proposed ordinance to the full city council for a vote. According to a proposed ordinance under consideration by the city [...]

City considers further change to large scale development oversight

The Springfield City Council is considering another change to its oversight of large scale developments, potentially specifying that certain multi-family residential projects and storage unit projects would be subject to review. In May, the council approved raising the project acreage which would trigger the review process. On Tuesday, the council's Committee of the Whole forwarded [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Business News, Government, News|0 Comments

HSHS names new VP and chief physician executive

Dr. Kenneth Johnson | Photo courtesy of HSHS Hospital Sisters Health System announced this week the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Johnson as vice president and chief physician executive. Johnson currently serves as chief physician executive for HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Division. Mary Starmann-Harrison, president and CEO of HSHS, says Johnson will lead initiatives to [...]

Springfield Clinic opens Jacksonville orthopedic clinic

Springfield Clinic opened a new orthopedic clinic in Jacksonville this month. Located at Passavant Area Hospital, the new Ortho 1st Clinic (O1C) employs orthopedic and sports medicine specialists to treat acute injuries to the musculoskeletal system. The clinic offers same-day appointments and local access to surgeons and sub-specialists from Springfield Clinic's orthopedic group, include Jacksonville-based [...]

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