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Eden Village And City Of Springfield Reach Agreement In Lawsuit

Claire Kidwell

It could get easier to develop future tiny home communities, such as Eden Village, in Springfield.  City Council’s Plans and Policies Committee is working on developing standards that address the placement of tiny homes.

And, according to a news release, Eden Village and the City of Springfield have resolved the claims filed by the nonprofit organization last year related to development of property on W. Division.

Eden Village is a program of The Gathering Tree, which serves the unsheltered community in Springfield.  It operates Eden Village I, a tiny home community for chronically disabled persons on E. Division.  And it wants to build more tiny home communities to address homelessness.

The City anticipates the work by council’s Plans and Policies Committee will allow for agencies like Eden Village to develop future locations consistent with the City’s zoning ordinances, according to Springfield city officials.

Springfield City Council held a public hearing Monday night on amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to allow the establishment of tiny home communities.