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January 2016
  
5th Annual Celebrate Springfield  Dinner Event

Plans are underway for our 5th Celebrate Springfield Annual Dinner Event to be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the MassMutual Center. Last year more than 550 business leaders and community members packed the house to enjoy a reception hour complete with auction events, live music and hors d'oeuvres and cash bar followed by a sit-down dinner, brief program and awards presentations. We will soon be announcing our Partners in Progress honorees!

Many thanks to the following sponsors for committing early to support our work.  Platinum Sponsor: MassMutual Financial Group; Gold Sponsors: Liberty Mutual Group and The Republican/El Pueblo Latino; Silver Sponsors: American International College, MassMutual Center, MGM Springfield, PeoplesBank, Raymond James, and TD Bank; Bronze Sponsors: Bacon Wilson, P.C., Berkshire Bank, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, HAPHousing, MassLive, Paragus IT, and Studio One; Community Sponsors: Associated Building Wreckers, Insurance Center of New England, Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation and NAI Plotkin. And, Contributors: DIF Design and 90 Meat Outlet.

Click here for sponsorship and seating information. We hope to see you there!

Click here for our current listing of auction donations from our generous community! (check back often, items are updated frequently) 
Recent Corridor Storefront Improvement Grants
666 State Street
DevelopSpringfield recently awarded several fašade 
improvement grants through the Corridor Storefront Improvement Program (CSIP) which 
provides grants of up to $10,000 per storefront for exterior improvements to first floor businesses 
located on State and Main Streets in Springfield.
 
A grant of $30,000 was provided to Boynton Property Group for work related to their rehabilitation of the shopping plaza located at 666 State Street in the city's Mason Square area. Funds provided were allocated toward new signage, enhanced lighting and new windows to the plaza that is 
home to a restaurant and beauty salon.
1593-1607 Main Street


Silverbrick Group has been making major renovations to the former Morgan Square property at1593-1607 Main Street. Their project 
includes redevelopment  of the apartments, creating Silverbrick Lofts
 as well as renovations to first floor commercial space. A grant of $60,000 was provided to support installation of new, energy efficient windows and doors for six units on the ground floor. This contribution augmented the substantial investment by the project's developers which, in addition to the newly refurbished apartments, also includes major repairs to masonry work on the upper stories of the property. Silverbrick is located in Springfield's downtown Innovation District, a priority redevelopment area.


Finally, as a part of Nadim's Mediterranean Grill's recent
1380-1390 Main Street
redesignDevelopSpringfield provided a $10,000 grant to 
aid in the fašade enhancement including new windows,
signage and a fresh new awning. The restaurant, located
at 1380-1390 Main Street, has undergone a major redesign, both inside and out. Nadim's made further investments to improve the inside dining room as well as the patio dining experience.

Click here for additional information about the program.


Looking for Office Space?

We are currently redeveloping several buildings on Maple Street to be known at the Lower Maple Business Park
83 Maple Street

The first phase of the project, the rehabilitation of 83 Maple Street is expected to be complete this spring. Rehabilitation of the former Female Seminary at 77 Maple Street is expected to begin by mid-2016. We look forward to welcoming new tenants! If you have plans to relocate and are interested in some really special office space in a thoughtfully rehabilitated historic building, give us a call! The campus will include ample parking for tenants and their visitors and is within walking distance to the courts and downtown's many restaurants and attractions.

Click here for additional details on the project and for leasing information. To inquire further, please call 413-209-8808 or dmckahn@developspringfield.com

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