Half Century Old Downtown Garage Sold

The Springfield Parking Authority has sold the Civic Center Garage for three-and-a-half-million dollars.

The buyer is the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, which owns and operates the next-door MassMutual Center.

Plans were announced Wednesday to tear down the 50-year-old garage and build a new one.

“This is a strategic investment by the MCCA in the future of downtown Springfield,” said David Gibbons, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. “The MassMutual Center is a key economic driver for the city and region and the construction of a new garage adjacent to our venue will further enhance the recent major investments in the city.”

No specific timetable has been announced.

(Photo Credit: John Baibak/WHYN News)

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