Brownfields Redevelopment Program

NEWS (October 26, 2023)


The Public is hereby notified that the City of Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED) will apply for a Brownfield Cleanup Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program. The grant would provide funding for the cleanup of the site located at ES Pinevale Street in Indian Orchard in Springfield, Massachusetts. The application includes an Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the site.

Draft project information including the draft ABCA is available below on this page for public review and comment beginning October 26, 2023. Please submit comments on the application and questions about the public meeting by contacting Wilson Darbin, OPED Project Manager at or 413-787-6020. All comments must be received by 4:00 PM on November 6, 2023.

An in-person public meeting will be held on November 1, 2023 at 4:00 PM to present the application and ABCA and to solicit input from the public, prior to submittal of the final application on or before November 13, 2023. The meeting will take place in the Video Conference Room at 70 Tapley Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

Assistance for non- English speaking or hearing impaired residents will be provided if requested at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

Draft files for review:

Draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatitves (ABCA)

Draft Narrative Inforamtion Sheet

Draft Ranking Criteria



Program Goals:

This program was created in 1995 with the goal to promote the sustainable reuse existing brownfields and preventing the creation of additional ones. Redeveloping brownfields shifts development pressures away from undeveloped land, improving and protecting the environment.  Further, brownfields redevelopment returns non-productive real estate assets to productive use, promoting economic development.

The City of Springfield's Brownfields Program is managed by the Office of Planning and Economic Development. The Office of Community Development also plays a critical role by managing the funds for the program. 

Environmental Site Assessments:

The City of Springfield's Brownfields Program facilitates Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments and Phase III Cleanup Plans on priority redevelopment sites. The site assessments have been primarily funded through the City's EPA grants, or from Targeted Brownfields Assessments performed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection or EPA.

Current Redevelopment Projects:

  • Bay & Tapley - Former Scrap Metal/ Junk Yard
  • 135-155 Lyman Street - Former Warehouses/Distribution Centers
  • 469 Walnut Street - Former Impoco's Poultry Market
  • 53 Wilbraham Road - Former Tire Manufacture

Successful Brownfield Redevelopment Projects in Springfield:

  • Wellspring Harvest Greenhouse - the first commercial hydroponic greenhouse in the City of Springfield, located at 121 Pinevale Street in the Indian Orchard neighborhood.
  • Springfield Smith & Wesson Industrial Park - Springfield Performance Food Group moved into this site after environmental remediation was completed and later solar panels added to the property.
  • 126 Memorial Drive. Redeveloped for a new Astro Logistics facility.
  • Former Springfield DPW yard, Taylor Street.  Redeveloped for the new Hampden-Zimmerman showroom and expansion of Springfield Foods facility.
  • Former Carew Street School, Carew Street.  Redeveloped for a new Head Start facility.
  • Plainfield Street Soccer Facility, Plainfield Street.  Formerly a junk yard, this site has been cleaned and is now a soccer facility for the Brightwood Neighborhood.
  • Bing Theater, Sumner Avenue.  Formerly a gasoline filling station and auto repair shop, the theater will be redeveloped as an arts center.
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