Downtown Springfield merchants, local leaders praise plans for UMass satellite campus at Tower Square
“It’s a big day for Springfield,” said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer. “It’s very important to the revitalization, the vitality of downtown, to bring college-aged students down here. It will do a world of good for the downtown. We’re very excited.
“Springfield is on the way back and this is really a big step,” Kennedy said.