Springfield Approves Master Plan For Development Near MGM Casino | WAMC

Springfield Approves Master Plan For Development Near MGM Casino

Mar 17, 2021

Blight has increased in downtown Springfield since the MGM casino opened in 2018, but now the city has a master plan to "reactivate" vacant space like this on Main Street.
Credit Paul Tuthill / WAMC

    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.