- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - Springfield is not extending its urban growth boundary into an area west of Mount Pisgah as originally planned.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1QGgUgf) city staff presented a study to council members Monday night showing the city needs less space to expand in the future than was initially predicted.

Council members forwarded a proposed expansion area for final approval in the coming year that did not include the area near Mount Pisgah.

Mayor Christine Lundberg says a different site better meets expansion needs.

Residents were pushing back against the change, and formed a group called No Industrial Pisgah. Group member Charles Stewart owns an organic farm in the area and says many were surprised by Monday night’s turn of events.

He said members were prepared for a legal fight.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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