~ As of May 31, the City of Springfield will be implementing a change in the deadline for pre-development review applications. The new deadline will be Fridays at 5 p.m., instead of Mondays at 5 p.m., in an effort to improve efficiency and provide more personalized reviews for development cases.

According to Deputy City Manager Maurice Jones, this adjustment will allow the city's team to offer more insightful and project-specific feedback, ultimately enhancing the overall quality of interactions with applicants. The goal is to contribute to a more efficient and effective pre-development process.

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A pre-development review is a free and informal meeting that takes place before the formal application and permit process. It includes a general review of the proposed development, application requirements, design standards, design alternatives, required permits, and the approval process. Interested parties can request a pre-development review by visiting

Applications received by the new Friday deadline will be reviewed within eight business days and discussed with applicants on the following Wednesday. This change aims to streamline the process and provide better support for those seeking development approvals in Springfield.

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