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Mayor Sarno and City and State Officials Welcome Secretary Ed Augustus and MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay for a tour of 31 Elm Street

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, Housing Director Gerry McCafferty and city officials welcomed Ed Augustus, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities and MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay today to tour some of the affordable housing developments in Springfield today, including the 31 Elm Street project, Skyview Springfield, and the Elias Brookings Apartments. State Representatives Angelo J. Puppolo, Carlos Gonzalez and Bud Williams, City Councilor Kateri Walsh, and some of the project developers were also present.

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll for their continued support in making Housing a priority for their administration.  Thank you to Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities Ed Augustus and MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay for your continued belief and investment in our Springfield, and for taking the time to visit and tour the very successful progress my administration has made in advancing these economic and housing development projects throughout our city.  This major and historic economic development project at 31 Elm Street, a project the nay-sayers said would never get done, is nearing completion.  The 31 Elm Street project, a unique public-private partnership, is a legacy project that will reactivity an underutilized property in the heart of our downtown.  In addition, to the housing component, retail space, restaurant (which will honor the late Andy Yee), the project will create numerous jobs, enhance the walkability of our downtown connecting MGM Springfield, the MassMutual Center and our entire downtown Convention District, along with promote workforce training aspects.”

“It is amazing to see the progress made and the excitement and buzz around all of the various economic and housing development project.  My administration will continue to work with all of our public and private partners to continue to advance these projects project across the finish line.  The developer at 31 Elm Street is already accepting tenant applications and some of the housing units are already filling up, which is great to hear.  The 31 Elm Street project, along with the City’s Court Square project, will complete reinvigorate our Court Square area, which will bring with it unlimited potential for future events and complement the numerous other projects my administration has either completed or are working to advance, including the new civic center parking garage facility, the new Big Y Express grocery store at Tower Square, and the redevelopment of the properties across the MGM Springfield on State Street and Main Street, just to name a few.”       

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