1. DevelopSpringfield gets $1.1 million federal grant for rehab of historic Maple Street building

    DevelopSpringfield gets $1.1 million federal grant for rehab of historic Maple Street building

    U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal announced a $1.1 million federal grant on Friday that will be used by DevelopSpringfield to complete rehabilitation of a historic building at 77 Maple St. for office and entrepreneurial uses. The $1,136,124 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will target the former Springfield Female Seminary building at that address. That project, coupled with two adjacent renovated sites, is being developed by DevelopSpringfield as the Lower Maple Business Park.

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    1. This is a significant funding piece that helps us drive forward with this project.
    2. By saving this historic treasure and transforming it into a hub for small business use, the team at DevelopSpringfield once again shows what can be done to revitalize our downtown.
    3. The rehabilitation of this historic property will help strengthen this vital corridor and complement other projects taking place in the neighborhood.
    4. Simply put, this over $1 million award is a jobs generator.
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