Springfield City Council has denied a request for a conditional use permit for a house on the northwest corner of National and Sunshine. Zoning would have remained unchanged.
Kathy Penrod of Illinois was behind an effort to turn the property into Grandpa’s Hospitality House—a place to stay for people with loved ones at nearby Mercy Hospital.
Council members voted unanimously to deny the permit, citing safety concerns.
Councilman Ken McClure said traffic is too heavy there for a bed and breakfast facility.