SPRINGFIELD — The owner of the historic Overland Lofts flats in downtown Springfield is accepting tenant applications as it concludes a $15 million renovation task.
As an incentive, the Springfield Company Improvement District is presenting to spend $200 toward tenants’ initial-month hire.
Davenport Organizations of Boston transformed the Willys-Overland building at 151 Chestnut St. into the 60-device residences sophisticated. Davenport in the beginning promoted the residences for instructors.
Made in 1917, the setting up formerly was used by the Willys-Overland Motor Co. as an automobile showroom and warehouse. The building experienced been vacant since it was damaged in a organic gasoline explosion in 2012.
The flats are scheduled to open up in January. Overland Lofts is the initially new condominium sophisticated in the downtown in a long time, the Enterprise Advancement District stated in a information release.
Metropolis officers praised the new flats all through a September tour. Domenic J. Sarno identified as it a “marvelous job.”
The Enterprise Enhancement District explained the 76,000-sq.-foot creating features residences ranging from lofts at $890 for each month to two-bedrooms at $1,555 a month. The flats include state-of-the-art options such as granite kitchen counters, stainless metal appliances, and washers and dryers in every unit.
The redevelopment venture saved some of the building’s unique functions which include brick walls and industrial-design, vitality-effective windows providing ample purely natural light, the district claimed
“Building features will involve exercise centre, storage models and a foyer with function/study areas, secured deal locker, an leisure and lounge space, which will be out there for private occasions, and a typical region with relaxed seating for casual gatherings and guests,” the information release explained.
Parking will be accessible, which include rented places in the creating and an adjacent outdoor good deal. The setting up also has room for retail tenants.
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