Baggage Building Demolition - August 2014

Concrete debris from pre-demolition activities of the Baggage Building to prepare for soil nailing activities.

Concrete debris from pre-demolition activities of the Baggage Building to prepare for soil nailing activities.

Concrete debris from pre-demolition activities of the Baggage Building to prepare for soil nailing activities.

The rear of the picture is the retaining wall which is currently being prepared for the installation of soil nails to support the tracks above, prior to demolition of the baggage building.

The picture shows the existing retaining wall on the right which will receive the soil nails. This area will be renovated to connect the terminal building to the future parking garage.

Debris from the continuing Baggage Building demolition

Concrete debris from pre-demolition activities of the Baggage Building to prepare for soil nailing activities.

Concrete debris from pre-demolition activities of the Baggage Building to prepare for soil nailing activities.

About Union Station

This $81 million project integrates multiple transit modes (local and intercity bus; Amtrak intercity and planned New Haven‐Hartford‐Springfield commuter rail; and taxi, bicycle and pedestrian travel in one state of‐the‐art transportation complex.

A  $51 million phase I component offers a program of independent utility to position the project to take advantage of early funding availability.

Phase I will include:

  • Restoration of Terminal Building and its central concourse.
  • Removal of the Baggage Building and construction of a 24-bay bus terminal and a 146-space parking garage, with 4 additional bus bays on adjacent site.
  • Reopening and restoring of the passenger tunnel linking the terminal building to rail boarding platforms and pedestrian access to the downtown.
  • New stair and elevator access from re-opened passenger tunnel leading to passenger rail boarding platforms.

Phase II will include:

  • Transit-related administrative functions.
  • Additional parking spaces.
  • Development of transit-related commercial space.

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Court Square, Supermarket Projects Move Forward

SPRINGFIELD - Although the prospect of a casino in downtown Springfield is the redevelopment story many people are talking about, the Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA) received reports at its Dec. 11 meeting about two other projects: the renovation and redevelopment of 31 Elm St., and a new full-line supermarket to serve the neighborhoods around Mason Square.

Demetrios Panteleakis, co-founder and COO of Opal Real Estate Group, told the SRA ... read more

Meeting Dates

Meeting Date                                                  Deadline For Memos/Material(s) and Resolutions

October 7, 2014                                                            End of business Wednesday, October 1, 2014

November 4, 2014                                                         End of business, Wednesday October 29, 2014

December 2, 2014                                                         End of business, Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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










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