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Major CU project to replace water, gas lines starts soon

Rountree residents need to prepare for some disruption of utility service and traffic, as well as the loss of some mature trees, as part of a major upgrade to gas and water lines in the area. City Utilities is preparing … Continue reading

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RNA letter to City Council about proposed Cherry Street development

The following letter was sent to Springfield City Council last week with respect to the latest proposal for redevelopment on Cherry Street. This proposal by Roza Homes was covered in a previous post. As always, the board believes it is … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars for Owlaplooza 2017!

Mark your calendars: Everyone in the neighborhood is invited to join the Rountree PTA from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at the school to celebrate our great neighborhood and the back-to-school season. There will be burgers and hot … Continue reading

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Cherry & National development updates

We have a number of updates on building and development issues. Quite a lot has happened and come to light since City Council passed the administrative delay on June 26. This is a lot of info, and we’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Two opportunities for neighborhood artists to shine

Calling all Rountree artists! We have two opportunities to announce! The first opportunity is at the next First Friday Art Walk on July 7th, when Rountree will be the featured neighborhood on the Square. A different neighborhood is being featured … Continue reading

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Administrative delay approved by City Council

The Rountree Neighborhood’s request for an administrative delay on rezoning and lot aggregation during the upcoming review of the UCD passed by a 6-1 vote of City Council last night (two Council members were absent). There were a dozen speakers … Continue reading

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RNA letter to City Council, RE: Administrative delay request

The following letter was sent to City Council today. We urge Rountree residents to make their voice hear, one way or another, by writing Council at citycouncil@springfieldmo.gov or by attending tonight’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Old City Hall. Dear … Continue reading

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City Council to consider administrative delay on Monday

The RNA board has formally requested an administrative delay on development and lot consolidations within the boundaries of the Urban Conservation District during the time that the city-led review of the UCD takes place over the coming six months or … Continue reading

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Rountree is in Vogue (Magazine)

Vogue published an article this month titled “Why You Should Plan a Road Trip Through the Ozark Mountains.” It’s cool enough that Springfield and Northwest Arkansas were highlighted by a national magazine, but it’s downright awesome that our own little … Continue reading

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Why you should “pop up” as a volunteer for traffic calming demo June 16-17

One of the most-cited issues at Rountree neighborhood meetings is the traffic situation at Cherry and Pickwick. It’s absolutely awesome that this lynchpin “commercial node” is becoming more vibrant, hip, and popular. But that also means more people want to … Continue reading

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