Developer plans 130-room hotel, rock-climbing and skydiving center at former Springfield jail

Pioneer Valley Hotel Group had been eyeing the former York Street Jail site in the city’s waterfront for years, President Shardool Parmar said Tuesday, but the three-acre site was being used as a staging area for nearby construction projects. Now that the supplies and equipment are gone, Parmar’s company is in negotiations with the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, owner of the site, to build a 130-room hotel there.

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