Springfield City Council Approves 15 Community Preservation Projects | WAMC

Springfield City Council Approves 15 Community Preservation Projects

Oct 6, 2020

$250,000 from the Community Preservation Act program will be used to aide in the redevelopment of the former Brookings school in Springfield into affordable housing.
Credit City of Springfield

       The green light has been given to fund 15 projects in Springfield under the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act program.

       Recommended by a citizens committee, the projects involve housing, historic preservation, improvements to parks, and creating recreation space.

      The City Council voted Monday night to approve the projects with funds totaling almost $1.6 million.

       Projects range from $250,000 to help pay to renovate an old school into affordable housing to $20,000 for a study on how to preserve a Spanish-American War monument.

       WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bob McCarroll, chairman of the Community Preservation Committee.