Springfield requires developers to build sidewalks @ time of development - should this be changed? | News-Leader

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Last year, City Council passed an ordinance requiring sidewalks to be built at the time of development — a measure to help pedestrian travel.

However, city staffers say the change has created an unintended consequence of “requiring extensive sidewalk construction,” especially for large sidewalks, and officials don’t want to discourage development.

The Planning and Zoning Commission, however, voted unanimously not to remove the sidewalk requirement.