The city of Springfield’s historical commission made some build decisions last week that will certainly help MGM Springfield be on point for its Fall 2017 opening.
According to Robert Rizzuto of MasslLive, “The commission unanimously granted MGM Springfield a waiver from a city ordinance which states any permit application to demolish a building that is at least 100 years old is automatically rejected, sparking a review process. This move paves the way for the old Zanetti School at 59 Howard St., which was damaged in the June 2011 tornado, to be leveled.”
So, it goes like this – demolish historic buildings, interview contractors, and get to work!
The historic school building will be where the garage will be built for those working on the project.
So, MGM Springfield has purchased every piece of property it needs to build in downtown Springfield. Wynn in Everett, Plainridge Park and the craziness still brewing concerning the southeast license has been getting all the attention, MGM has quietly been taking care of business.
That’s all for now!