Springfield acquires Vibra Hospital property, will seek redevelopment

In a surprise announcement, the city revealed it had acquired a substantial piece of property officials hope will spark economic development along the State Street corridor. Mayor Domenic Sarno said at an Oct. 19 press conference that the city would take ownership of the Vibra Hospital site on State Street with sights set on redeveloping the property. The city took control of the property through a conveyance from Vibra Healthcare that cost taxpayers a single dollar. According to Sarno, the 17-plus-acre property is currently assessed at $6.4 million.

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