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City of Springfield Announces McKnight Historic Home Restoration Program

Springfield, MA – The City of Springfield is happy to announce that it has selected through a lottery system nine (9) homeowners in the McKnight Local Historic District to receive funding for the McKnight Historic Home Restoration Program.  In total, 26 applications were received for this initiative.


The Office of Planning and Economic Development was awarded $200,000 from the Community Preservation Committee to create and administer this new program to help eligible homeowners with exterior painting, historic window and door repairs, and the installation of energy efficient storm windows.  The Community Preservation Committee is responsible for distributing all funding collected through the Community Preservation Act.


The awardees have been notified and will enter into a contract with the City to complete all of the eligible work per their applications.


“We are excited to be able to offer this program.  The demand for resources for these types of programs is great and this investment in the McKnight Local Historic District will add substantial curb appeal to this historic neighborhood,” stated Tim Sheehan, Chief Development Officer.


Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I want to thank CDO Tim Sheehan and his team at Eco Dev for their continued dedicated efforts in working with our residents, especially those in our historic districts.  This much-needed funding will go a long way in helping our residents maintain these beautiful homes and improve the curb appeal of these historical homes in the McKnight Historic District.”