SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – If you’ve been in the downtown area lately, you may have noticed a new parking garage, which came up pretty quickly. Perhaps the most visual accomplishment so far in the plan to rehabilitate Union Station, a new six-story parking garage has largely been completed on Frank B. Murray Street in Springfield.
While not completely finished, the exterior and much of the interior of the garage was completed in just 20 days. Kevin Kennedy, Chief Development Officer for the City of Springfield, explained to 22News that the garage was built using modular construction techniques. Pieces of the garage were manufactured in Pittsfield, and then shipped by train to Springfield, where they were assembled to form the structure.
The $88 million project to refurbish the long-closed Union Station is moving along, and should be completed by the fall. He said that the garage itself will be completely finished in the summer time, as will spaces for PVTA and inter-city buses.