$400M in new Springfield development outlined, including downtown hotel and retail projects

The city is home to more than $4 billion worth of construction projects either completed or in planning — both public and private — since the June 2011 tornado. That number, revealed Tuesday afternoon by Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy at his annual economic development presentation, includes $400.4 million in new projects announced since March 2018. The development update catches the city as it pivots from mega developments that are now completed such as the $95 million CRRC MA rail car factory; $960 million MGM Springfield casino; and the $183.3 million rehab of Interstate 91 to smaller projects, including a hotel at the site of the former York Street jail, Big Y warehouse expansion on Roosevelt Avenue, CVS on Main Street and Cumberland Farms at the former Registry of Motor Vehicles building.

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