This week, the construction project at Union Station in Springfield will officially end, but the renovated station won’t open until April.
The Springfield Redevelopment Authority will get its occupancy certificate for Union Station this week, according to the city’s chief development officer, Kevin Kennedy. He said there’s still plenty of work to do in the coming months, including locking down contracts with transit, retail and office tenants.
“We’re expecting that we will have the building substantially leased…in the near future,” Kennedy said. “Buildings like this typically don’t get leased for two or three years, but our leasing has gone pretty well, we expect, and we’re very optimistic.”
Kennedy wouldn’t say exactly how much space has been rented out so far. He said there’s a total of 62,000 square feet of commercial space available.
Kennedy put the final price tag of the renovation at $94 million dollars — paid for with state, federal and local funds.