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The Vision: This downtown Springfield district will be a vibrant center for the arts, entrepreneurship and dining.

>> See people's ideas for Downtown Springfield here!

Focus Areas Include:

  • Make downtown a better place to live for all residents
  • Grow existing and attract new small businesses 
  • Fill vacant storefronts & facilitate development of underutilized properties
  • Activate and improve public spaces
  • Increase foot traffic at all times of day
  • Engage & partner with residents, community groups, eds/meds, businesses & city agencies to achieve goals


The Lead Local Partners Include:

  • The City of Springfield, Planning & Economic Development
  • The Community Foundation of Western Mass
  • DevelopSpringfield
  • The Mass Mutual Foundation
  • MassDevelopment
  • Partners for Community / New England Farm Workers
  • The Springfield Business Improvement District
  • The Springfield Cultural Partnership including the Central Cultural District

A broader group of community stakeholders contribute regularly to the district vision and implementation. Learn more here about the great work these organizations are doing all over the city. 

The Statewide MassDevelopment's Transformative Development Initiative [TDI]... Read more...

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