Quail Creek Newsletter

January 2007


 Our neighborhood sparkled during the holiday season from all of the beautifully decorated homes. Congratulations to the following winners of our Christmas Home Decorating Contest:   First Place:  Rusty & Julie MacLachlan  4731 S. Turnberry;  Second Place Howard & Pattie Bannerman 4673 Quail Creek; Third Place Ralph & Sarah Ernst 1214 W. Swallow.  Other homes that received votes were: 1137 Woodhaven, 1100 Shawnee, 4455 QC, 4575 Parkhill, 4595 Parkhill, 4508 Parkhill, 4723 Parkhill, 4659 Turnberry, 1309 Swallow, 4768 Woodpointe, 1241 Cardinal, 4671 Turnberry, 4751 Turnberry, 1164 Rockhill, 4719 Turnberry, 1127 Woodhaven, and 1113 Woodhaven.  A big thank you to all of you who decorated and to you who voted.

Proposed Change in Zoning: On December 11 board members and residents attended an informational meeting conducted at the Library Center by Lee Engineering regarding the proposed rezoning of property from residential to multi-family (apartments) at 4346 S. Kansas, (a track of land that is at the southwest corner of our common ground). The proposed plan is to build four large apartment buildings totaling 91 apartments. Kansas Street is one block east of the proposed extension of Kansas Expressway (Highway 13) south to Nixa and it is one block west of our Quail Creek Avenue exit to Republic Road.  Following the meeting President Gaye Lee sent a letter to Ralph Manley, City Councilman for our area and a copy to Daniel Neal, Senior Planner, Department of Planning & Development, P.O. Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65801 expressing concern regarding the proposed change in zoning and the traffic that would be generated by it.  There is no traffic light and congestion is prevalent.                                                            

A letter received December 23 from Daniel Neal stated that The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on January 11, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, third floor of City Hall, 830 Boonville.  This hearing for Planned Development 315 will be to consider this request to rezone from a R-SF, Single Family Residential District to a PD, Planned Development District.  This hearing is the first step in the process of rezoning the property.  After the public hearing, Commission will make a recommendation to City Council.  Council will then hold its own public hearing and take final action.  Anyone may attend and speak at any public hearing.

Board members plan to attend the public hearing; and feel that it is important that all homeowners be made aware of this proposed change in zoning, and if you wish to express an opinion regarding Planned Development No. 315, please feel free to provide written or verbal comments to Daniel Neal (864-1611) by 5:00 p.m. December 29, 2006  Your comments will be included in the report to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

REMINDER:  The annual neighborhood meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2007 at the Library Center on South Campbell at 7:00 p.m.  Please mark your calendar.  We’ll be voting on volunteers who would like to serve on next year’s Board.  There will also be sign up sheets to serve on the various committees.  Please contact a Board member if interested in serving Quail Creek.