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City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Public Comments

  Public Comments Welcomed


On February 16, 1999, the City Council of the City of Springfield adopted ordinances 86.2.99, 87.2.99, and 88.2.99 approving a Redevelopment Plan and Project (the “Original SHA Plan”) for an area designated as the Springfield Housing Authority Redevelopment Project Area (the “Original SHA Area”) and adopted tax increment financing for said area. These actions were accomplished pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act, 65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1 et seq. (the “Act”).

The City now desires to amend the Original SHA Plan and Original SHA Area boundary and these changes are incorporated in this 2021 Amendment to the TIF Redevelopment Plan and Project for the Springfield Housing Authority Redevelopment Project Area (the “2021 Plan Amendment”). In summary, the changes include adding the area shown on Exhibit A – Amended Redevelopment Project Area. The area to be added consists of approximately 896 parcels and 294 acres of land, 213 acres less rights of way, and it is contiguous to the Original SHA Area

A copy of the proposed plan is now available for review and public comments are currently being accepted.

 Amended SHA TIF Proposal

Public comments are accepted through various methods:

  1. Filling out the form below and clicking ‘submit’;
  2. Emailing with your statement;
  3. Mailing your typed or written comments to the Office of Planning & Economic Development, 800 E. Monroe, 1st Floor, Springfield, IL 62701;
  4. Speak at the public forum on October 18 or October 25, 2021. Both will take place at Lincoln Public Library, 326 S. 7th Street, in the Carnegie Room at 5:30 p.m.

The deadline to submit or make your comments on this plan is Tuesday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Questions? Please contact the City’s Office of Planning & Economic Development at 217.789.2377.

  Public Comments Form


  Previous Public Forums


The City of Springfield is requesting comments on its 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER). This report summarizes the City’s accomplishments and progress in meeting the goals outlined in its HUD annual planning documents. The City has also made available for public review and is seeking comment on a substantial amendment to its 2020 Annual Action Plan.

The City will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday September 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Springfield Council Chambers, 300 S. 7th Street, 3rd Floor. Interested agencies, groups, organization and individuals, particularly those persons who live in the city’s low-income neighborhoods, are urged to attend this Public Hearing. The City of Springfield Council Chambers are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If special arrangements need to be made to accommodate citizens in order for them to participate in the public hearing, please call the Office of Planning and Economic Development, at 217.789.2377 to make those arrangements.

If you cannot attend the hearing, you may email your feedback to or mail your typed or written statements to the Office of Planning & Economic Development, 800 E. Monroe, 1st Floor, Springfield 62701.

The City will consider views and comments received on or before 4:00 p.m. on Monday September 27, 2021.

 2020 CAPER