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New-build project proposed on C-Street

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A proposal being heard by city of Springfield officials calls for new construction on Commercial Street that would yield a mixed-use building.

The Landmarks Board at its meeting yesterday heard discussion on plans for a 28,337-square-foot residential and commercial development at the site of a currently vacant building, 425 W. Commercial St.

The developer is listed in the board's agenda as OzMod 425 LLC, an entity organized by Arkifex Studios LLC partners Cody Danastasio, Tyler Hellweg, Michael Hampton and Blaine Whisenhunt, according to a Missouri secretary of state filing.

"The proposed project will transform an underutilized and nonconforming property into a fully developed vibrant western gateway to the district," the developers' comments read in the Landmarks Board June 29 agenda. "Visitors entering the district from the west will be greeted with a vibrant, contemporary, mixed-use building that will signal the continued growth and revitalization of Commercial Street."

Attempts to reach OzMod 425, city and Landmarks Board officials were unsuccessful by deadline.

The development group is seeking demolition of the current property on the site, an unused 13,124-square-foot building on less than an acre across the street from Moon City Pub and near White River Brewing Co.

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