Developer's Guide


Contact Kyle Quinn at 217.789.2377 x5473 for more information.

Prior to beginning any project that might require rezoning, review of development plans, or division of property, please contact the Office of Planning and Economic Development to arrange a meeting to discuss the project, see what requirements might apply, identify information necessary for review, and determine what petitions, permits, or applications, if any, will be necessary.

This meeting may help those considering a project to determine early-on, before the submission of plans or petitions, the processes that are required, the permits that may be needed, the timeframe for regulatory review, and even the various bodies (municipal, state, and federal) that may ultimately be involved in portions of the process.

When preparing for this meeting, try to assemble as much information about the project as you can. For example, it is important for you to be able to identify the parcel or parcels that make up the project area, the specific nature of the project (e.g., what you intend the use to be), the size and scope of the project (e.g., acreage of the parcel or parcels, number if structures, size of the structures), the lay-out of the project (e.g., where the structures might be located and how they will be accessed), and any specific infrastructure needs that might be necessary.

As part of your preparation, it is useful to review applicable City Code Requirement. It is always valuable to start with these ordinances to get an understanding of how the code might be applied to your particular development project.

OPED wishes to acknowledge the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission for contributing to the wording of this page.