Density Study Committee

The Town of Springfield under its Comprehensive Plan generally limits new development to a density of one dwelling unit per 35 acres held in single ownership as of April 16, 1979. Given the decades that have elapsed since 1979, the Town Board felt it was important to develop and maintain a tracking mechanism.

In 2022, the Springfield Town Board appointed an ad hoc Density Study Committee to guide preparation of maps depicting the number of development rights (commonly called “splits”) authorized and used on each 35+ acre 1979 farm in the Town.  The maps are intended to help guide property owner, planning, and development decisions.  Understanding a property’s development potential is critical to the Town’s land use planning, farmland preservation, and transfer of development rights programs. 



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