Bluffstone Breaks Ground on The Villas Near University of Illinois Springfield

by Scott Reid

Springfield, Ill. — Davenport, Iowa-based Bluffstone II has broken ground on The Villas Downtown Springfield, a mixed-use student housing development of 72 units and 92 beds near the University of Illinois Springfield.

The Villas’ living quarters will include studio suites, one-bedroom/one-bathroom suites and two-bedroom/two-bathroom suites. Each suite will be fully furnished with full-size beds, living room furnishings and more. Kitchens will have full-size Energy Star appliances.

The Villas development will be a four-story building and include more than 6,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. The common indoor area of The Villas will consist of the manager’s office, mailboxes, social room, recreation center, study rooms and laundry facilities.

Blooming, Illinois-based Catalyst Construction will build the development, which has a total cost of $8.9 million. 

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