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South End Neighborhood Revitalization Project

Project Manager: Ms. Samalid M. Hogan, Office of Planning and Economic Development EMAIL

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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.

Completed Projects

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) and MassWorks Grant (construction)

Status: COMPLETED

Project Partners: City of Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development and the Department of Public Works.

Designer: Purcell

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.

Funding Sources: CDBG Funds, City Bond (Urban Renewal Plan implementation), PARC Grant, and City Capital Improvements Fund.

Status: COMPLETED

Project Partners: City of Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development/ Office of Parks and Facilities, the Springfield Redevelopment Authority and UMass LARP Students.

Designer: GZA

 

Photo Gallery

Construction Photos (2013): May / July

Construction Photos (2012): October-December/ August / June / December

Photos of Main Street Walking Tour and Press Event - October 8, 2010

Main Street Construction Photos - June 14, 2010.

Emerson Wight Park Community Design Meeting Part II held on February 2, 2010 at the Gentile Apartments Community Room. Planning exercise assitance provided by UMass Lansdcape and Design Graduate students.

Communities Count Announcement at Emerson Wight Park - June 30, 2009

Governor Patrick's Visit to the South End - July 7, 2008

Disclaimer: Schedules, budget, plans, and general information posted on this website are subject to change without notice. We will make our best effort to keep all the information up to date. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements, please contact Samalid Hogan at 413-787-6020.








UPCOMING MEETING/ PROXIMA REUNION

WHERE: South End Middle School on Margaret Street

WHEN: April 30, 2014 ~ Dinner @ 5:30pm

Meeting will start promptly at 6:00pm.

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DONDE: Escuela Intermedia del South End en la calle Margaret

CUANDO: 30 de abril de 2014 ~ Se servira comida a las 5:30pm

La reunion empezara a las 6:00pm en punto.


MAIN STREET LANDSCAPING PHOTOS

Flowers on Main Street
Refreshed Landscaped Areas
New Turnaround Area on Rutledge Ave.
New Turnaround Area on Wendell Place

COMMUNITY SURVEYS

Education and Youth Strategies Survey (March 2013)

Residents Community Survey (2012)

This surveys were funded by Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant.


South End Revitalization Coalition Meeting Presentations from Feb. 22, 2012

ReBuild Springfield Presentation

Choice Neighborhood Presentation

Blight Removal Presentation



Page last updated:  Thursday, April 10, 2014 08:33 am