City officials, developer hold ribbon cutting for downtown Springfield townhome project

Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland speaks at a ribbon cutting debuting a model home for the Center Towns Project in downtown Springfield.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon to debut a new model home that is part of a larger project to bring more housing in downtown Springfield.

The project, Center Street Townes, once completed will include 34 three-story townhomes on North Center Street. Each unit will be approximately 1,300 square feet and prices start at around $220,000.

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Construction started last year and the first out of six buildings associated with the project has been completed. It contains six units, with one serving as a model home. |

Though the ribbon cutting was on Wednesday, the model home has already been used to attract buyers and four units in the first building have already been sold.

Construction for the second building, which will have four units, is underway and will be finished by the end of the year.

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Charlie Simms, the president of Charles Simms Development, said that some of the buyers have already moved into the first building and that two units in the second building have already been sold.

The last phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.