New England News
5:48 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Cultural District Designation Sought For Downtown Springfield

Officials in Springfield Massachusetts  are looking into seeking state-recognition for a downtown cultural district

The district would encompass a several block area that is home to the Springfield Museums, the Armory National Park, several entertainment venues and art galleries.  Springfield City Councilor Kateri Walsh believes  a formal designation as a cultural district would boost tourism and job creation.

Walsh said the full city council will be asked to vote on July 15th to submit an official application to the Massachusetts Cultural Council.