1. Springfield sells old Indian Orchard landfill, Chapman Valve parcel for reuse as solar...

    Springfield sells old Indian Orchard landfill, Chapman Valve parcel for reuse as solar...

    The City Council has approved the sale of two Indian Orchard properties -- a former landfill and part of the contaminated Chapman Valve site -- to two local developers who will convert the sites to solar farms, self-storage units, and a small orchard. At a meeting Monday night, the council voted unanimously to transfer a 22-acre property on Oak Street, formerly part of Chapman Valve, and a 16-acre property on Pinevale Street, formerly a landfill, to Roger Roberge II and Marc Murphy, for a total bid price of $15,000. Tom Matthews, project manager for the city's Office of Planning and ...

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