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Mayor Sarno views Progress on Gemini Townhomes in the Heart of our Springfield’s South End

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stopped by Morris Street today to view the progress of the future site of the Gemini Townhomes as crews began to prep the ground for construction. Home City Development is the project developer for the property located in the South End neighborhood. It was formerly the home of a 100,000 sq ft textile mill (owned by the Gemini Corporation) that was destroyed by a fire in 2003. The site consists of a total area of approximately 96,351 square feet. The $23 million workforce housing development project is funded by MassHousing, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Mass Saves, Mass Clean Energy Center, and the City of Springfield, and the 40 units will be marketed to first-time homebuyers.

Mayor Sarno states, "Springfield remains one of the more affordable communities in Western Massachusetts, if not the entire state.  I want to thank Tom Kegelman and his Home City Development team for their efforts in advancing this project.  Special thanks to general contractor Henry General Contractors, Inc., a local minority-owned business, for their partnership too.  My administration will continue to support and invest in economic and workforce housing development initiatives that create opportunity for homeownership and more of that good four-letter word, jobs!  I will continue to support my first-time homebuyers’ program as we continue to work together with all of our public and private partners to add another 600 housing units within the next couple of years." 

Mayor Sarno and officials held a groundbreaking ceremony in October 2023. 

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