MGM to begin demolition of former Zanetti School

Parking garage will be built on school site

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – One of the largest buildings on the MGM Springfield property will start to come down next week. Heavy equipment will arrive Monday at the former Alfred G. Zanetti School on Howard Street, with demolition work starting on Tuesday.

MGM Springfield estimates that the process of tearing the former school down could take several weeks. The school site is where MGM is planning on building its parking garage, the first structure to be built on the property.

The Zanetti School was damaged beyond repair in the June 1, 2011 tornado, which cut a path of destruction through several western and central Massachusetts communities. Zanetti students were moved to a new location on Armory Street.

MGM hopes to have their $950 million project complete and open for business by September of 2018.

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