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Springfield Approves Master Plan For Development Near MGM Casino

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Paul Tuthill

    The MGM casino that opened in downtown Springfield in 2018 has not been the hoped-for catalyst to redevelop the surrounding area.

     In fact, buildings on the other side of Main Street from the casino are mostly vacant.

          Now the city has come up with a master plan for redeveloping a several block area near the casino.

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Tim Sheehan, the city’s chief development officer.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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