Springfield approves funds for new parking garage with retail space

Springfield’s city commission this week approved a number of initiatives they hope will improve the city’s downtown.

“When the downtowns do well, that tends to help anyone touching the downtowns. It just kind of works (its way) out from there. It has a ripple effect,” City Manager Jim Bodenmiller told our news partner WDTN-TV.

Bodenmiller said in the last 10 years, about $400 million have been invested downtown. The city hopes this continues to spark more interest in the area.

This week the…