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Mayor Sarno continues push for new Courthouse on North Riverfront in Response to DCAMM Report

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno expressed his continued support for a new state-of-the-art Courthouse on the North Riverfront area in response to the Divisions of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) Springfield Courts Complex Relocation Assessment report.

Mayor Sarno states, “I have made it very clear; I am in full support of the relocation of a new Roderick Ireland Courthouse to the north riverfront area.  This would be a game changer for the City of Springfield.  It brings to light development in the north end of our riverfront and most importantly, it brings with it some additional housing to the city, which is desperately needed.  Also, this proposal includes restaurants and boutique shops, along with a proposed marina.  This project would also create hundreds of construction jobs and a number of permanent jobs.  In addition, the city will benefit from much-needed additional property tax revenue.  I have had fruitful discussions with Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll, as well as the Honorable Jeffrey Locke, Chief Justice of the Trial Court, Tom Ambrosino, Trail Court Administrator, and State Representative Michael Finn, Chair of the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.  This project also addresses major issues concerning public transportation and parking.  Furthermore, this project in the north riverfront could be completed in 3-4 years vs 7-10 years at the current site.”

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