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By: Sarah Bennett
SBJ Contributing Writer
A land donation from Metropolitan National Bank has paved the way for a new housing development and a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Springfield and construction related groups such as the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield.
Metropolitan donated a cul-de-sac with room for six houses to Habitat for Humanity, and three of those homes are to be built this year.
“Land is probably one of the hardest things to come by. It’s definitely a limited resource,” said Kristy Nelson, director of marketing and development with Habitat for Humanity.
Rick Windes, senior vice president and senior regional lender with Metropolitan National Bank, said Metropolitan bought land, located on Chestnut Street between Kansas Expressway and West Bypass, at a trustee’s sale and donated it to Habitat because it’s adjacent to Habitat’s McAl subdivision, or model community for affordable living, a 51-home development that was completed in 2006.
The new development, and the resulting partnership between Habitat, the HBA and other construction industry groups, is called Builder’s Circle…