Springfield to Revitalize Booth-Kelly Mill Site

By Lauren Mickler

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Booth-Kelly mill site has been a work in progress for decades.

And the city of Springfield is still looking into new ways to revitalize the site and recycle the historic location.

The site sits on 17 acres and currently has 200,000 square feet of industrial building space.

On Wednesday, University of Oregon students, professors and Springfield community members toured the site and discussed possible development plans.

“It’s a great resource, it’s just a little out of the way right now and we’d like to increase the linkages we have with the downtown, with the rest of the community, and with the good economic future here,” said Springfield Community Development Manager John Tamulonis.

UO students presented plans they designed, and city leaders say parts of their ideas could be used in future development.

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