In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”
Last January, things were looking gloomy for farmers on Seavey Loop Road. They’d already had to stand up to corporate-organized concerts in Buford Park to the west, and the City of Springfield was planning an industrial park to the east (Scribbler’s report, 1/31/15).
The concerts were banned, after a three-day event hosting 27,000 mostly out-of-state celebrants with music so loud it rattled houses 5 miles away. County authorities agreed with local residents — that’s enough of that.
The industrial zone seemed like a done deal, though.
Nevertheless, the neighbors rolled up their sleeves.
Lo and behold.
The city decided they didn’t need quite as much land as they thought, and other sites were better suited.