Downtown Springfield en Study Shows Demand For Residential Space In Downtown Springfield <p>The <a href="">Sustainable Design Assessment Team</a> has been focused on the future of Downtown Springfield for about two years.&nbsp;</p><p>SDAT sees the need for more residential space downtown.&nbsp; A recent study confirms that view.&nbsp;</p><p>"We're really talking about millenials, people in their 20's plus or minus.&nbsp; And we're talking about the other end of the spectrum, empty nesters," Action Committee Co-chair Chuck Pell said.&nbsp; Students from UIS or SIU could also be another group looking for a downtown living experience.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 19728 at Study Shows Demand For Residential Space In Downtown Springfield Springfield's Fight Against Panhandling <p>Springfield's effort to reduce panhandling in the downtown area is facing a legal challenge.&nbsp;&nbsp; While business owners say a city ordinance has worked, critics say it infringes on free speech rights.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 18279 at Springfield's Fight Against Panhandling Creating A Vision Of Downtown Springfield <p>Encouraging investment in Springfield's downtown is a key part of what the <a href="">Sustainable Design Assessment Team </a>hopes to accomplish. &nbsp;</p><p>At the downtown farmer's market this Saturday, visitors can see display designs created by several architects.&nbsp; They offer their vision of what downtown properties could become, with a focus on residential opportunities.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:06:16 +0000 Sean Crawford 11617 at Creating A Vision Of Downtown Springfield