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City council approves zoning variances for three proposed restaurants – Zoning roundup

The Springfield City Council approved zoning variances for three proposed restaurants on Tuesday. City ordinance limits the locations of establishments selling alcohol. It's common for restaurants, bars and similar establishments to seek zoning variances allowing them to open in areas otherwise prohibited. At the city council meeting on Tuesday, aldermen approved variances for restaurants at: [...]

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 [...]

Binny’s seeks zoning variance for 100-foot rule – Zoning roundup

Liquor retailer Binny's Beverage Depot is opening a store in Springfield soon, but first it must obtain a variance from a Springfield zoning rule which prevents package liquor stores from locating in certain areas. The store would be located at 2490 Wabash Ave., in the 20,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Staples office supply store. It's [...]

La Fiesta to reopen in June

La Fiesta Mexican restaurant, 2830 Adlai Stevenson Dr., may reopen in June with a new owner and a new look. Omar Hernandez, who also owns Omar's Latin Fusion Cuisine, purchased La Fiesta and temporarily closed it earlier this year. While the restaurant was closed, Hernandez renovated the building and revamped the menu to include more fresh [...]

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