1. New Holiday Inn Express construction in full swing on State Street in Springfield after years of delay and hurdles

    New Holiday Inn Express construction in full swing on State Street in Springfield after years of delay and hurdles

    The Rev. Timothy Baymon, president of Epiphany Development Corp., said construction of the 98-room hotel, with a project cost of more than $10 million, is moving well and will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Visitors and Convention Bureau, said she is encouraged that the project is moving forward, having known there were delays in recent years. There are also plans for a new hotel Hampton Inn and Suites hotel on East Columbus Avenue, ready for groundbreaking this month.  “We welcome the development,” Wydra said. “Clearly, developers are seeing opportunities within the community.”

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