New England News
4:20 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Springfield Puts Two Tornado Damaged Buildings Up For Sale

Two city owned buildings heavily damaged by the June 1, 2011 tornado are being put up for sale in Springfield.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

The gymnasium of the former State Armory Building in Springfield the day after the June 1,2011 tornado
The gymnasium of the former State Armory Building in Springfield the day after the June 1,2011 tornado
Credit WAMC

Springfield city officials plan to sell a former elementary school and a former state armory building, both located  on the same street in  the south end of downtown . Both buildings are located in the area where MGM Resorts International has proposed an $800 million resort casino.   The former armory building was home to the city’s south end community center.   The center is relocating.  The school building had been unused for several years before it was damaged by the tornado.   Bids for the two properties are due by December 7.