House of the Rainbow http://wuis.org en Springfield Approves Halfway House Zoning Despite Precedent From Earlier In The Year http://wuis.org/post/springfield-approves-halfway-house-zoning-despite-precedent-earlier-year <div><div><p>One Springfield Alderman called the two zoning changes approved for halfway homes in Springfield during last night's&nbsp;council meeting as "picking and choosing."</p><p></p><p>Zoning classifications for halfway houses were called into question last fall when a man living in one, known as House of the Rainbow, was arrested for murder. &nbsp;After that, the council refused to go along with zoning for that operation. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Yet last night, changes were allowed for properties on East Jackson and South 11th. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 02:45:48 +0000 Lee Strubinger 27470 at http://wuis.org Springfield Approves Halfway House Zoning Despite Precedent From Earlier In The Year Springfield Halfway Houses May Close http://wuis.org/post/springfield-halfway-houses-may-close <p>Several halfway houses for parolees are in jeopardy after the Springfield City Council refused to allow a zoning change.</p><p>House of the Rainbow provides residences for parolees in four homes on North 10th Street and one on Enterprise Street.&nbsp; But the zoning only allows for single family homes.</p><p>Owner of House of the Rainbow, David Kettelkamp, said he was not told what type of zoning designation he needed.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:46:43 +0000 Lee Strubinger 17392 at http://wuis.org Springfield Halfway Houses May Close