University Heights becomes Springfield’s 21st registered neighborhood


The City of Springfield welcomes University Heights Neighborhood Association as its 21st registered neighborhood.

This designation means that a neighborhood association has provided the City with proof that the organization is active; and, that it has made efforts to involve residents and property owners from throughout the neighborhood in activities.

Registered neighborhoods receive the following from the City’s Planning & Neighborhoods Office:

    • Mailing labels with a master copy of all local addresses (and property owners addresses) that fall within the boundaries of the neighborhood.
    • Service request data: a report is issued monthly and contains all citizens’ code complaints targeting areas within the neighborhood boundaries.
    • Area zoning notices: registered neighborhoods are notified of any zoning requests and updates within the area. This information is provided by the Development Review Office of the City’s Planning Department.
    • Neighborhood programs information: notices of neighborhood programs that the City or participating organizations offer.

Neighborhoods Office staff can provide residents with many resources to make neighborhood associations successful. Is your neighborhood interested in registering with the City? Contact Senior Planner Alana Owen with any questions at 417-864-1831 or

University Heights’ boundaries are Bennett Street/Brookside Street on the north, National Avenue on the east, Campbell Avenue on the west and Sunshine Street on the south. The association meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive.

University Heights Neighborhood Association’s officers are:

Jan Peterson, President: email or 417-838-6216
John Stinson, Vice President: email or 417-496-6042
Emily Austin, Secretary: email or 417-402-8259
Joel Thomas, Treasurer: email or 417-569-5051.


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