About Us

The Springfield Redevelopment Authority is a corporate and political body established by the City of Springfield on June 24, 1960. Over the past fifty years, the Springfield Redevelopment Authority has been a key component in keeping the City of Springfield a vital place. Through broad development powers afforded by Section 46 of Chapter 121B, the Springfield Redevelopment Authority buys and sells property, acquires property through eminent domain, and constructs, finances and maintains properties throughout the City. The five member board is comprised of four Mayoral appointments plus the director of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. Since its creation 50 years ago, the Springfield Redevelopment Authority has been involved in more than 35 Urban Renewal Plans throughout the City.

Board Members
Armando Feliciano - Chairperson
Dot Lortie - Vice Chair
Fiore Grassetti - Treasurer
William MacGregor - Secretary
Gloria Torres - At Large

Executive Director
Christopher J. Moskal

Mission Statement

The Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA) serves the City of Springfield, using its resources to aid Economic Development for its residents:

  • Help restore blighted properties, improving the quality of life in city neighborhoods while improving the tax base within Springfield.
  • Improve economic conditions in the city by:
  1. supporting projects that encourage employment opportunities for Springfield residents with emphasis on women, minorities, and veterans
  2. overseeing programs providing assistance to lower-income families
  3. fostering a supportive environment for small-, woman-, and minority-owned businesses
  • Support meaningful economic development activities throughout the city with open and transparent governance.

The Authority has adopted a resolution to promote job creation for Springfield residents, in the area of construction, as well as permanent business employment at all of the parcels disposed for development by the Authority.

Subject to the approval of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, and the limited powers granted to urban renewal agencies in the Commonwealth under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 121B, parties purchasing and developing SRA property will be asked to make best efforts to have every contractor and the end users of the site produce full time employment in the construction and business uses for Springfield residents.

Submissions to the SRA for the sale and development of real property shall contain estimates of construction jobs anticipated to be created. On a quarterly basis, purchasers will submit information stating the percentages of the Springfield residents (with emphasis on women, minority, and veterans) hired on the project. The SRA may publish on its website and in other public venues, the project and its associated job creation information.

The SRA strongly urges redevelopers to utilize woman/minority and small enterprises for their project work and, when possible, will consider these priorities in its disposition decisions.

Adopted May 3, 2016

 

Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) Pre-Certification Workshop

This FREE workshop is designed for businesses that are interested in learning how to apply for SDO certification. To apply for certification as a Minority, Woman, Veteran, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, attending this Pre-Certification Workshop is required.

Monday, December 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth

Monday, November 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

SRA Projects

Union Station

Union Station celebrates its 2nd anniversary as Springfield's transportation center. Check out the Springfield Union Station web site. Also see the Union Station Project Page for a historical perspective on its redevelopment.

Space is currently available for lease to Office and Retail Tenants. Download Leasing Brochure



Court Square

Opal-Winn, preferred developers for the Court Square Project, inch closer to commencing rehabilitation of this historic property. 

SPRINGFIELD - A development group proposing a $55 million renovation of the long-vacant historic Elm Street block at Court Square told city councilors on Monday they are on the brink of securing full financing for the project.

Michael V. O’Brien, executive vice president of WinnCompanies of Boston, said his company and co-developer Opal Real Estate, of Springfield, are working to secure the final 10 percent of financing, about $5 million, to move forward with the renovation-historic restoration project at 13-31 Elm St.

WinnCompanies and Opal are proposing primarily market-rate housing for the six-story building, along with commercial tenants on the first floor. Local businessman Peter A. Picknelly is part of the development team.

An offer of $11 million from MGM Springfield, as part of its commitment to bring market rate-rate housing to the downtown area, is a critical source of funds, officials said.

Councilors hailed the news that the project could begin by the end of 2019 if the financing gap is closed. Read More

See more photos of Court Square

 

Former York Street Jail Site

Project Location: York Street & West Columbus Avenue

Property Owners: Springfield Redevelopment Authority

Parcel Size: 2.5 acres

Zoning: West Columbus Avenue Urban Renewal District

Photo Gallery of York Street Jail Demolition

 

"Parcel 3"

Located on the corner of Dwight St and Harrison Avenue, "Parcel 3" is presently a 244-space parking lot serving TD Bank, and leased to New Marlboro Corporation. Future development will support further downtown expanision.

Indian Orchard Business Park

Fully occupied park containing Eversource Solar Farm and Wellspring Harvest Hydroponic Farming center.

Smith & Wesson Industrial Park

The Smith & Wesson Industrial Park is fully occupied.










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