The City is making $175,000 in CDBG-DR funding available for proposals from property owners and/or developers for "ready to proceed" historic renovation projects.
The City is seeking projects that meet the following criteria:
- The property must be located within the Maple Hill, Ridgewood and/or Lower Maple Historic Districts.
- The property must have sustained damage as a result of the June 1, 2011 tornado and must continue to have unrepaired exterior damages, as a result of the tornado that are detrimental to public health and safety. Applicant must be able to document this and sign an affidavit to this effect.
- Property owner must not have received duplicative benefits from another sources/s (Insurance, FEMA, SBA, etc) for the repairs applied for under this program.
- City of Springfield and State property taxes, fees, fines and municipal liens must be current.
- Mortgage payments must be current.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate site control for all proposed projects. Projects should be "ready to proceed" immediately, or within thirty days of the award. All repairs funded under this program must be completed and expenses paid out no later than October 31, 2016. All projects must meet the HUD Elimination of Slums and Blight, on a Spot Basis National Objective, therefore only exterior repairs that address code enforcement violations and/or public health and safety concerns will be eligible for funding under this program.
All questions regarding bid or its specifications must be received by the Office of Procurement by close of business on October 25, 2017 and should be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Proposals will be received by the Office of Procurement, 36 Court Street, Room 307, Springfield, MA until 2:00 PM on November 15, 2017. (NOTE THIS DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED) Additional information available of the Office of Procurement website or view Mayor Sarno's Press Release.