The City of Springfield is seeking community input on proposed changes to the Springfield Development Code to help meet housing and economic development needs in the near future and beyond. A virtual open house and community survey have been launched seeking community feedback on the proposed changes.

Community members are encouraged to visit the project webpage at to view the virtual open house, then complete the community survey. The survey questions are mostly multiple-choice questions and should only take about 10 minutes to complete. The virtual open house and survey are open now through August 31, 2021.

This broader community engagement is for Phase 1 – Housing and Phase 2 – Employment Lands of the Development Code Update Project. The virtual open house with the survey is the primary way community input is being sought. Community members can help ensure that the significant changes proposed to the Springfield Development Code are easy to understand, more streamlined, and support development.

What: Virtual Open House and Community Survey for Springfield’s Development Code Update Project

Who: Residents, Springfield business and property owners; anyone who is interested in providing input on the proposed changes to the Springfield Development Code can take the survey.

When:  Now through August 31, 2021

Where: Online at

Additional information:  Contact Mark Rust, Senior Planner, at 541.726.3654 or email at or the project page at

Project Purpose and Background
The purpose of the Development Code Update project is to change the Springfield Development Code to support efficient, timely, and clear development review. The updated Development Code will support Springfield’s economic development priorities and will honor Springfield’s hometown feel now and in the future. The Development Code Update Project Technical Advisory Committee is charged with providing input, advice, and recommendations for the project.