33 one bedroom units at 50 percent of area median income
Completed October 2007
The Royal Building is located in the heart of downtown Springfield at the corner of 5th and Main. The new building serves as the cornerstone of Springfield's downtown renaissance by providing new retail space and a residential population in the city's downtown core. The 5-story building features approximately 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space (which can be dividable) and four floors of quality, affordable housing. There are 33 one bedroom units affordable to people who are at or below 50% of area median income.
The building includes an outdoor terrace, community room, and on-site laundry, all located on the top floor. The units are efficiently designed for functional urban living. Special features include an innovative unit heating/cooling and water heating system that will save tenants an estimated 50% on their utility bills. A Resident Services Coordinator will connect residents to a variety of existing services, including senior and disabled services, food assistance, and information/referral service for their specific needs. Other on-site services include budgeting, nutritional classes, and social clubs.