The Chronicle -

By Victoria Stephens
Staff Writer 

Passion builds for downtown redevelopment

 

August 29, 2019

VICTORIA STEPHENS/THE CHRONICLE

Main Street Developers David Loveall and his wife Nita outside the strip of properties they own and renovated on the 300 block of Main Street in Downtown Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD - It is no secret that downtown Springfield is growing, with new businesses moving in on a regular basis. It is upscaling and quickly becoming a popular destination. Beautification projects include planters, murals, a series of new streetlights and a pilot food truck project in front of Springfield City Hall. The city council has also approved decorated crosswalks on both the north and south sides of Main Street at 4th Street in the future.

A diverse group of key players are behind this trend, according to Michael Eyster, chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Sprin...



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