Springfield residents learned more about the city’s plan to bring more homes to downtown Springfield.
Members of the Massachusetts-based Davenport Company spoke at the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association Thursday night.
The company spoke about their plans for creating apartment complexes in the Willys Overland building.
Juan Prieto, a Davenport Company partner told 22News the company plans to create 60 new loft apartments and new retail space.
All of the apartments will be market-rate, meaning the apartment prices will match the prices of apartments in downtown Springfield in coordination with the Department of Housing Incentive grant to receive funding.
“We’re excited about bringing it back to what it was in 1915 when it first opened at least from the exterior and make it really exciting inside,” Prieto said.
Davenport also helped develop MGM Springfield. Prieto added that the company wants to begin working on other parts of the city.