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McKenzie Robinson | SBJ

From the Ground Up: Moon City Lofts

1452 N. Eastgate Ave.

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Owner/developer: Greenway Development Group LLC
General contractor: Snyder Construction Group LLC
Architect: Buf Architecture Studio LLC
Engineers: Whitlock Engineering LLC, civil; Mettemeyer Engineering LLC, structural; CJD Engineering LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing; and Miller Engineering PC, building enclosure consultant
Size: 24,000 square feet
Estimated cost: WND
Lender: OakStar Bank
Estimated completion: May 1
Project description: The Moon City Lofts  apartment building is rising near the intersection of North Eastgate Avenue and East Division Street, just up the road from Costco and Menards. According to Chelsey Bunch of property manager Entrust Property Solutions LLC, the 51 micro-efficiency units, including both studio and one-bedroom apartments, feature luxury finishes in a small footprint. Studios range 333-383 square feet, while one-bedroom units range 362-515 square feet. Moon City will have a leasing office and lounge area, fitness center, security gate and private ground-floor entry. Its website offers a lesson in local history as it explains the origin of its name, once the moniker of Springfield’s New Town, the site of the first rail depot in the city, located on Commercial Street. The website says the mayor had once declared, “They would build a railroad to the moon before they do through Springfield!”

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