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Using Zoning to Manage Hospitality Zone Impacts: Springfield, MO

Proactive Governance to Build Vibrancy
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When faced with a blighted commercial district, the City of Springfield, MO used a model that had already worked organically in their downtown district. The goal was to encourage live music businesses to act as a catalyst to energize the district. With opportunity to work from the ground up, they built controls into zoning and licensing that assure management of potential impacts and quality of life for surrounding residents. 


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