Projects

lower maple business park

 

The Park features 13,000 square feet of premiere office space with ample on-site parking, ideally positioned on the heavily travelled Maple Street corridor within walking distance of the Courts, City Hall, MGM and the Central Business District. One-of-a-kind offices and office suites have been thoughtfully designed to fit within some of Springfield’s most cherished historic buildings including the landmark Ansel Phelps House at 83 Maple Street and the former Female Seminary at 77 Maple Street.  The site also includes six commercial garages and a two-story carriage house with a double bay garage that is ideal for a contractor or other small business that values attached indoor parking and storage.  83 Maple Street suites are fully occupied as of July 2016.  77 Maple will be available in 2017. The carriage house at 69 Maple Street is available immediately.  

Click here for a project summary of the redevelopment master plan for this exciting project.

 

83 Maple Street

We purchased the Ansel Phelps House at 83 Maple Street in April of 2013. This Greek Revival style home was originally built for Solymon Merrick, the inventor of the monkey wrench.

The property is included on the Springfield Preservation Trust's list of Endangered Historic Properties of Springfield which highlights 10 threatened properties of architectural and historical significance.

Located at the corner of Maple Street and Union Street, the home had been in serious disrepair for many years. The goal of DevelopSpringfield with this project was to eliminate a blight on the neighborhood while saving an important historic property and to ensure its rehabilitation to an appropriate use.

Restoration is complete on this building, including work to stabilize the porches, rehabilitate windows and columns, and repair other structural issues on the outside of the building.  The interior rehabilitation includes reuse and restoration of historic windows, shudders, doors, flooring, trim and more. It is now home to DevelopSpringfield's offices on the first floor and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County on the upper levels.

 

PHOTO GALLERY for 83 Maple Street, CLICK HERE

 

June 22, 2016 Celebration of the completed restoration of 83 Maple Street

  • Click here for a link to photo gallery and article published in The Republican/MassLive 6/22/16
  • Click here for a link to coverage on 22News 6/22/16
  • Click here for a link to coverage on WAMC radio 6/22/16
  •  Click here for a link to an article in The Reminder 6/30/16

 

77 MAPLE STREET

In December of 2014,DevelopSpringfield acquired the adjacent historic home at 77 Maple Street from the Springfield Preservation Trust (SPT).  The purchase of this property will allow for a terrific opportunity for comprehensive redevelopment of this historic parcel.  

The property, built in 1832 as the Springfield Female Seminary, had fallen into a state of disrepair and near collapse in 2009 when the Trust intervened to save the property from demolition. SPT has made significant structural repairs including the critical rebuilding of a collapsed wall as well as foundation repairs, roof and trim repairs, and the repair and restoration of 24 of the buildings large historic windows. The project has been the beneficiary of a great deal of public support including contributions from the City of Springfield CDBG Program, Massachusetts Historical Commission, the 1776 Foundation, MassMutual Financial, the Hampden Bank Foundation, Bob McCarroll, and a vast number of SPT members and friends through year round SPT special events.

DevelopSpringfield is excited to be developing a master plan for the entire site.  In addition to the Ansel Phelps House at 83 Maple Street, DevelopSpringfield also owns a former carriage house and row of garages on an abutting parcel and an adjacent vacant lot that will provide parking, access and green space to support both buildings, which also includes  redeveloping the property as part of a truly unique professional office park.

The rehabilitation of these historic homes as professional offices will provide exceptional quality space for those who appreciate history and architecture in a highly visible location within walking distance of the downtown core.

 

Click here for a pdf detailing this leasing opportunity

 

69 MAPLE STREET

Purchased in April of 2013, this carriage house at 69 Maple Street is part of the historic Lower Maple Business Park, one of Springfield’s newest professional business addresses. 

This recently renovated historic carriage house offers 1,500 square feet of office space on the second level, including a large entry room suitable for reception and/or open office; a small private office, another large office or conference room, a kitchen area and ample storage space.  The kitchen includes a new dishwasher, cabinets, counters, and tile floor. Cathedral ceilings in entry room and larger office.

The first floor features a 667 square foot 2-bay garage with another 904 square feet of flexible storage and/or workshop space with access to water and electricity.

 

Click here for a pdf detailing this leasing opportunity

  • Click here for a link to property summary.  Click here for link to interior floor plans.

 

  • Click here to read the story featured in The Republican print edition 3/31/14 and on Masslive.com
  • Click here to read the story featured in The Republican print edition 4/24/13 and on Masslive.com
  • Click here to read more news on this project in The Republican print edition on 4/25/13
  • Click here to read more news on this project on New England Public Radio
  • Click here to read the editorial that The Republican featured on masslive.com on 4/25/13