The proposed $25 million renovation of 3-7 Elm Street and 13-31 Elm Street, known as the Court Square Redevelopment, transforming this historic structure to a center for commerce and business with upper floor Class A office space and ground floor retail. Construction expected to begin in 2013. Read More
Progress continues in many areas of the project. As of the end of December, the demolition of the baggage handling building is substantially complete. The removal of slabs and foundations, and the completion of the soil nail work to support the trackside retaining wall will complete in January and February. In addition, the abatement of the terminal roof and terminal interior has been completed. An interior demolition contractor has been recently hired by Daniel O'Connell's Sons to perform the selective demolition and historic salvage within the terminal building. This work will be ongoing into early 2015. The parking garage design documents have been issued for bid. Bidding will be ongoing through January. Site preparation and pre-excavation work at the garage location will be ongoing in January and February. The design of the remainder of the terminal building and bus station is expected in January, with bidding ongoing through February and March. Read More
The new Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Data Center on Elliot Street, a $110 million complex that will create 75 new permanent jobs and open in 2013.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
The city approved a Section 108 Loan for the redevelopment of the former Holiday Inn. The loan leveraged an additional $5 million in private investment, fully renovating 250 rooms and the exterior of the property, transforming to a La Quinta Inn & Suites.
South End Revitalization
The city is supporting the investment and renovation of existing income restricted housing including the ongoing $75 million renovation of 22 buildings and over 300 units in the city's South End neighborhood. The "Outing Park" project is being completed by First Resource Company, which also completed a similar project in Metro Center recently called Worthington Commons. Read More
Baystate Hospital Expansion
Baystate Health in March of 2012 opened the $296 million Hospital of the Future. Baystate is the region's largest employer and has spurred a great deal of private investment in the city. An attached appendix studies the Medical District in Springfield and the employment that serves as a potential market for housing projects in the city.
UMASS Design Center
The city continues to work closely with UMASS Amherst on a physical presence in downtown Springfield. The first such presence opened in 2010 with the UMASS Amherst Design Center at Court Square, a center for the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Public Policy departments for community design studio projects, connecting students and neighborhood leaders in the city.
MassMutual Center Expansion
The expansion of the former Springfield Civic Center, now known as the MassMutual Center, a $71 million investment that created new convention space and arena improvements for the AHL's Springfield Falcons and NBA-D League's Springfield Armor.