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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:25 am

Aldermen call Bluffstone’s bluff

 They could just put trailers on it, I suppose. An Iowa firm, Bluffstone LLC, hoped to build a five-story, 70-unit apartment complex on a downtown Springfield parking lot. Because the apartments...
Thursday, July 4, 2013 12:00 am
More questions about the Jefferson Crossing project. * The project will require subsidy in the form of $9.2 million in tax increment financing -- believed to be the largest single TIF award in Springfield’s history. Is creating buildable land in a floodplain necessary in a city that has thousands of acres of unbuilt or underused land not subject to flooding? Is it wise to borrow the mone...
Monday, May 27, 2013 12:33 am
There’s more that might said about the design of the new Country Market supermarket at 2nd and Carpenter – isn’t there always? Steve Patterson, a St. Louis architect and author of the blog, UrbanDesignSTL, criticized it for its failure to provide safe pathways across its park lot to the front door for people approaching the store via sidewalks. I criticized the project too, when it...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:04 pm

‘The answer to homelessness is homes’

The City of Springfield plans to build and rehabilitate hundreds of homes as part of a strategy to end homelessness within two years.The city’s 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan, created by the city&r...

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