By Jenna Lawson, Springfield News-Sun Staff Writer
The last bit of needed funding has been secured to push forward the ‘Legacy Place’ senior housing project in Urbana.
Sourcing all of the funding has been a tedious multi-year task undertaken by several different parties — but soon residents will start to see the fruits of labor.
“This is going to be a reality,” said Champaign Economic Development Director Marcia Bailey. “It’s not just sketches on a piece of paper. It’s going to be a reality.”
In August, the developers of the project — Flaherty & Collins Properties — applied for a grant through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati with the help of community partners.
The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting Nov. 8 for HearingLife in Urbana. The re branded business formerly was Avada Hearing Care Center. From left are Natalie Frueh, Carie King, Liela Anderson, Carol Cox, Stacey Sanchez, Mckenzie Legge, Laura Buddenberg, Kerry Brugger, Liz Wild and Sara Neer.
“I’m from here, and I got my first haircut in this shop,” he said. “It was available for rent and I guess I just always had an interest in cutting hair in my hometown. I had a successful shop in Troy and I just handed it over to a guy I worked with and moved home.”