Work in Progress
Outing Park Historic District Rehabilitation
Location: Oswego St., Bayonne St., Dwight St. Ext., and Niagara St.
Description: This project entails a phased rehabilitation of 23 historic, four-story masonry buildings built between 1913 and 1927 known as the Hollywood District. The developer of this project is First Resource Companies LLC.
The district was recently designated a historic district and named Outing Park. The rehabilitation will include: roofs, windows, re-pointing and cleaning masonry, boilers, kitchens, baths, new floors and common area hallways, intercom, fire escapes, fire alarm systems, security systems, sidewalks, street lights, landscaping and fencing.
Learn more about Worthington Commons, a past rehabilitation project by First Resource Companies LLC.
Status: WORK IN PROGRESS
Project Leader: First Resource Companies LLC.
Dwight Street Extension Streetscape Improvements
Description: The project area spans three blocks and encompasses about 850 feet of roadway. The main goal of this project is to improve the physical roadway conditions, on-street parking, and improve lighting and safety.
Specific infrastructure improvements included the reconstruction of sidewalks, installation of new lighting, wheelchair ramps, crosswalks, and new trees.
Funding Sources: CDBG Funds (design) andMassWorks Grant (construction)
Project Partners: City of Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development and the Department of Public Works.
Emerson Wight Playground Renovations
Location: Marble Street, South End
Description: This project entailed a major renovation and expanded of Emerson Wight Playground. Neighborhood residents provided input on design and layout of the expanded facility. New playscapes, a water feature, playing fields, a basketball court, a running track, and a picnic grove were installed. In addition, a serious drainage problem caused by runoff from the bluff to the east were corrected.
UPDATE: In 2013, turn around areas were added at the end of Wendell Place and Rutledge Avenue, which are adjacent to the park, to improve traffic circulation and safety. Click HERE to see photos
Funding Sources:CDBG Funds, City Bond (Urban Renewal Plan implementation), PARC Grant, and City Capital Improvements Fund.
Project Partners: City of Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development/ Office of Parks and Facilities, the Springfield Redevelopment Authority and UMass LARP Students.
Streetscape Improvements to Main Street
Location: Bliss Street - Locus Street, South End
Description: The main goal of this project is to improve the physical roadway conditions, on-street parking, and improve lighting and safety. PHOTO GALLERY (2010)
UPDATE: In 2013, the City received additional funding to refresh the landscaped areas throughout Main Street in the South End and also repairs to signs damaged by the June 1st Tornado in 2011. Click HERE to see photos
Funding Sources: City Bond