Authors

Chester Smolski

Document Type

Article

Themes

Urban Redevelopment

Comments

Money makes downtown renewal possible.

Location

Springfield, MA

Abstract

"It is sometimes called a 'big, small town.' It has all the trappings of a large urban center: from outdoor concerts at the Civic Center to a Go-Go lounge; parking problems and traffic congestion, to a Worthinton Street where bars and prostitutes prevail; and vacant old buildings , to new, high-rise office blocks. Sheer numbers alone in this city bring visible evidence of the activities and characteristics common to the downtowns of most large American cities."