Commercial Real Estate For Sale in Downtown Springfield MO - Historic Commercial Street

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Commercial Street Early 1900's                                            Commercial Street Today

Commercial Street was created by the Frisco Railroad in the 1800's.  It is a six-block, lineal, National Register Historic District that once served as the commercial center for North Springfield, MO

A few years ago, several business owners banded together in an effort to revitalize Commercial Street.  They formed the Commercial Club of Springfield, and partnered with the Urban Districts Alliance, and created the Commercial Street Historic District Strategy for Success, which was adopted by the Springfield City Council on March 6, 2006.  Their strategy included a vision of mixed use for Commercial Street, comprising of:

• Restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs (some hosting live music)
• Coffee shops (some hosting live music)
• Community radio station specializing in local music
• Recording studios
• Music equipment stores
• Recorded music stores
• Art and craft galleries
• Antique shops
• Gift shops
• Other retail
• Farmers market
• Public open space
Festivals and events

Called C-Street by locals, Commercial Street is a tightly-knit community of trendsetters, artists, and environmentalists all working together to rebuild their vibrant neighborhood. C-Street has transformed from a railroad boomtown into a vibrant arts, entertainment and shopping destination. Check out all C-Street has to offer with the seasonal farmer’s market, chocolate factory, city’s oldest tavern, massage/day spa school, photo studios, art/antique/flea galleries, vintage shopping, environmental products, leaded glass, coffee shop and restaurants.

Click here for a Directory of C-Street Businesses.


Commercial Street has become a desirable place to live.  Twenty-nine (29) lofts now exist with 32 under construction or in the serious planning stages. This phenomenon has driven the revitalization that is underway.  Many of these lofts were renovated with historic preservation of the original character in mind. Lofts lease quickly on Commercial Street, and oftentimes there is a waiting list.  I have found a couple of lofts available now ranging from $595-845 per month in rent.  You can find information for 220 Commercial Street and 200 Commercial Street lofts here.

There are numerous funding and financial assistance programs available for business owners and developers, including historic tax credits, a CID and TIF.  At, you will find a WEALTH of information regarding the various alliances, events and benefits available, including:


So if you're considering starting a business in Springfield, MO, consider Commercial Street in downtown Springfield, and become part of the exciting movement in progress. 

Here are a few properties to get you started!

For more information regarding the properties below, please call Lina Robertson, RE/MAX Solutions, at (417) 844-7265, or Randy Brown, RE/MAX House of Brokers, at (417) 887-5333, or click on the property links below.

www.ozarks-realestate.com400 E. Commercial Street, Springfield, MO

Offered at $185,000

Located on the corner of Commercial and Jefferson, and built in 1884, this 4,621 sf all-brick building is home to Ruthie's Bar and Grill.  There is an apartment in back, and a loft above.  The loft is currently vacant.

www.ozarks-realestate.com320 W. Commercial Street, Springfield, MO

Offered at $100,000

Built in 1914, this 1,500 sf all-brick building is home to H & R Block.  Street parking is available.  New HVAC and newer roof.

www.ozarks-realestate.com504 E. Commercial Street, Springfield, MO

Offered at $250,000

Built in 1886, this 3,916 sf building is all-brick, and home to Frisco Taproom.  There is a 1,980 sf loft apartment which is currently leased.  Newer HVAC.

www.ozarks-realestate.com301 E. Commercial Street, Springfield, MO

Offered at $272,000

Built in 1932, this 4,500 sf building is located at the corner of Robberson and Commercial Streets, next to the police substation.  There is approximately 1,000 sf of office space, and 3,500 sf of warehouse.  


www.ozarks-realestate.com520 W. Commercial Street, Springfield, MO

Offered at $50,000

This vacant commercial lot has access from Commercial Street, and Blaine (in the back).  Currently being used for storage, would also make a great building site.



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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Lots of work went into this post.  Great information on Commercial Street.

Aug 08, 2010 10:43 PM #1
Lina Robertson Jones
RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers - Springfield, MO
REALTOR® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO

Thanks, Mom!  It only took me all weekend.  LOL  There's just so much information available on Commercial Street.  I had no idea!

Aug 08, 2010 10:49 PM #2
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


Nice localism post with good pictures of the lofts.  And yes, you did put much into this post.

Aug 09, 2010 12:42 PM #3
Kathryn Acciari
RE/MAX Professional Associates, with offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Auburn, Spencer, and Shrewsbury - Sturbridge, MA
Realtor - Sturbridge MA Real Estate

Lina, this is a fantastic collection of informaiton on C Street.  What a terrific resource for anyone looking to take advantage of all that is available.  Kudos!

Aug 09, 2010 12:46 PM #4
David Jirasek
Jirasek Realty - Temple, TX

It's great to see such an active downtown, with great useage ideas for both the steet level, as well as the upper floors. Many times the upper floors are under utilized as storage, etc. I like the lofts, as it creates people living, and spending their money in that neighborhood in the evenings, as well as hopefully reducing some criminal acts as it not being an empty downtown. Great post!

Aug 14, 2010 08:49 AM #5
I buy property for resale. Below is information on a bank building I recently purchased. I would like to get it sold and closed before 1/1/2013. I will look at any reasonable cash offers that can close before that time. Please help spread the word about this nice building!
Roy James – (479) 387-6628
Awesome Bank Building at 2633 West College Road - Springfield, Missouri!!!

I want it sold and closed before 1/1/2013



Great location for a bank, a pawnshop, loan/security company, office of all
kinds, car lots, boat sales, or ???

This was a previous bank location
The bank was in operation there from 1977 until September of 2012 - (Just a
few months ago!)
The entire property is in good condition
Utilities are still on & the building is being professionally maintained
Approx. 2,882 heated and cooled square feet in the main building
1,386 square foot drive through canopy with 5 lanes
Sits on a total of approx. 1.3 acres that is nicely landscaped
Professional. secure, walk in vault with many safety deposit boxes
Several smaller safes located throughout the building
Paved parking lot with 45 marked parking spaces
Could park many more vehicles than that
5 driveup lanes with teller window
80 square foot area for a 24 hour teller machine
Several glass front offices opening into a nice lobby
Nice sized break room with a sink and refrigerator
2 rest rooms - one for the public & one for the employees
246 feet of frontage on the north side of West College Road
Not far from the intersection of Business 44
Drive in access from 2 different city streets
Zoned HC - Highway Commercial District
Utilities include city water & sewer, electric, and natural gas
Building is furnished & will sell that way

I just purchased this property for investment & resale
I will offer it for sale or trade around the end of December 2012 once I
close on it
I am a licensed Arkansas real estate broker
A recent professional appraisal is available on this property
The value determined in that appraisal is $398,000
The county assessor valued this property in 2012 for $420,100
I will give serious consideration to all cash offers & might consider other
real estate or ??? in trade

For more information contact Roy James at (479) 387-6628
I am an investor and a licensed Arkansas real estate broker
Dec 05, 2012 02:59 PM #6
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