The city of Springfield has received more money for a downtown parking garage. Bill Lackey/Staff
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Clark County commissioners fund $1M for Springfield parking garage

Commissioner Lowell McGlothin believes this donation will be a catalyst in the revitalization of downtown Springfield.

“(The donation is) the first step in creating new jobs that will bolster the economy,” McGlothin said.

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The project will cost roughly $7 million with other funding coming from Springfield ($3 million) and the state of Ohio ($2.55 million), said Bryan Heck, Springfield’s deputy city manager.

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The Board of Clark County Commissioners and the City of Springfield finalized their partnership with this donation and voted unanimously to authorize a contract with the Community Improvement Corporation, according to Clark County officials.

According to a Clark County official press release, Community Improvement is set to oversee the entire project built at the city-owned lot on the corner of Columbia Street and Fountain Avenue.

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The plan is to build a two- to three-story structure with between approximately 275 to 325 parking spaces, Heck said.

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