Press Release, Contact: Jim Leydon, Communications Director
Former HAPCO Building Set to for Demolition
Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield Housing & Disaster Recovery Officials
What: Announcement of 727-729 Main Street Demolition
When: Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Where: 727-729 Main Street (HAPCO Building), Springfield, MA 01105
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City of Springfield Housing Officials will be announcing the demolition of the long blighted, tornado damaged building at 727-729 Main Street.
“This demolition of this building has been a priority of the residents of South End and is both a part of the City’s blight reduction strategy and our commitment to ensuring a full recovery for all neighborhoods from the June 1, 2011 tornado,” stated Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.
The building at 727-729 Main Street is a City owned, tax foreclosed, property that has been an eyesore in the neighborhood for several years. The property had been vacant and blighted prior to the tornado. However, the tornado contributed to the continuing deterioration of the building’s structure. Additionally, a car crashed through the front foundation of the building, adding to the structural instability of the property. The City previously tried to sell the property through the Request for Proposal process, but none of the proposals submitted were deemed feasible for development.
Asbestos abatement and demolition are being completed by Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield. The total cost of asbestos abatement and demolition will be $40,699.05. Cardno/ATC of West Springfield is providing environmental oversight of the project.