The City Council has approved plans to build a new apartment and retail complex in downtown Springfield.

The five-story building will be across from the Discovery Center on East St. Louis near Jefferson.

It’s being designed by H Design Group. Developers say it will have about 200 residential units.

There will also be about 175 parking spots for tenants, workers and retail shoppers.

It’s a $50 million project expected to be completed in 2021.