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Springfield City Council allows 2 new medium-density apartment buildings

The site of a proposed three-story, 30-unit apartment building is shown on Sept. 30, 2023 along Grand Street and Market Avenue in central Springfield.
Gregory Holman/KSMU
The site of a proposed three-story, 30-unit apartment building is shown on Sept. 30, 2023 along Grand Street and Market Avenue in central Springfield.

Census data show most of the housing stock in Springfield is made up of rentals these days. On October 16, Council approved zoning plans for apartments in central and southeast Springfield.

In a city marked by affordable housing challenges, Springfield City Council voted 8-to-zero on Monday night to approve a pair of zoning plans for new medium-density apartments.

One building is expected to be built with 30 units on a 1-acre parcel at Grand Street and Market Avenue, across from the Walmart Neighborhood Market near Missouri State University.

The other rezoning plan allows the Township 28 complex in the southside Galloway neighborhood to add another apartment building on the east side of its zoning district, maxing out the complex at 168 units across roughly 8 buildings.

Gregory Holman is a KSMU reporter and editor focusing on public affairs.