On Monday, the board gave the OK to a parking lot with spaces for 20 cars that will be located behind the church near the old ballfield and will be accessed by Amidon Road, which is east of the church. Two more parking spaces will be created at the front of the building for handicapped access.
The church property was one of four parcels put out to bid in July. Mayor Thomas Bernard is asking that the council authorize him to enter into a purchase-and-sales agreement with The Square Office LLC.
Ready, Set, Learn is expanding after purchasing and renovating the former St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Dalton Avenue. Owner Melissa Fawcett is moving the business from a residential home on Virginia Avenue to the former church in time for next school year.
Side by Side is looking to expand its assisted living facility to the east by knocking down a neighboring four-family dwelling on West Union Street.
But, the Community Development Board is concerned that there will be an additional 20 living units with only six parking spaces. The board fears that there are too few parking spots available in the residential neighborhood.
The City Council canít wait for the St. Maryís renovation.
The council opted against fleshing out a tax increment exemption at the subcommittee level and approved it Tuesday night to help move the project along. The agreement would exempt developers CT Management from paying on any increased value caused by the renovation of the four structures into 29 market-rate housing units for four year.
In 1906 the Berkshire Railway System constructed a building on Seymour Street to host a steam boiler and large electrical generators to power the trolley cars going up and down North Street.
Six years later the facility was too small. The railroad built a new one on East Street and vacated the Seymour Street building. The Polish community, however, saw that all other groups had their own churches and started petitioning the Catholic Diocese of Springfield for one. In 1921, the diocese grante
The Diocese of Springfield is looking to sell the former St. Mary's of Morningstar in a "reasonable time" and their broker is speaking with multiple parties.
The former church on Tyler Street has been closed and on the market since 2010 - the church was closed in 2008.
The City Council approved a tax agreement to help the redevelopment of the former Holy Family Church on Seymour Street.
The project proposed by Developer David Carver, owner of Scarafoni Properties and doing this project under WDM Properties, is looking to turn the former church into 10 market-rate housing units.