A major project will bring aesthetic improvements to a Springfield Massachusetts neighborhood where a $110 million state government data center is nearly complete. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports..
Portions of the historic Armory-Quadrangle neighborhood will have streets repaved, sidewalks replaced,,new lighting and greenspaces paid for with $1.6 million in federal money secured as earmarks by Congressman Richard Neal.
About $200 million in public money has been pumped into the neighborhood over the last decade.. The state’s data center sits just a block from a federal courthouse that opened four years ago. The neighborhood is also home to museums, the city’s central library, and the headquarters of both the Roman Catholic and Episcopal church dioceses of western Massachusetts.