Waitlist Open at Newly Renovated Affordable Housing in Springfield
Related Midwest has opened the waitlist for Poplar Place, a 100-unit affordable family apartment community in Springfield, Illinois, with the renovated homes now available for lease.
Working closely with local officials, the city of Springfield and the Springfield Housing Authority, Related Midwest and contractor LR Contracting Company is in the process of transforming Poplar Place, which was constructed in 1950, into a modern community comprising 100 apartments within single-family and duplex homes.
“The renovation of Poplar Place is transformative for the East Side of Springfield, and the greater Springfield community, and we’re thrilled to welcome the first families to their new homes,” said Sarah Wick, SVP at Related Midwest.
The $44.8 million redevelopment includes de-densifying the existing property and fully rehabbing a total of 75 buildings. The company’s rehabilitation of the property, led by Evan Lloyd Architects and constructed by Related Midwest’s LR Contracting Company, includes modernizing interior finishes, replacing kitchens and bathrooms, and installing energy-efficient appliances.
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