Springfield leaders see 'year of construction,' expecting some long-delayed projects to move ahead

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and his chief development officer, Kevin E. Kennedy, say the pinnacle of those achievements, if approved by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, will be the start of demolition and site preparation work for a proposed $800 million MGM Resorts International casino in the South End.

However, they also expect significant milestones reached this year on projects ranging from work beginning on the long-stalled redevelopment of Union Station to the creation of a University of Massachusetts satellite campus at Tower Square.

“If I was going to describe 2014 – 2014 is going to be the year of construction,” Kennedy said. “All the work that we did in the last two years to set the stage, we are going to actually see these projects happening. Things are happening all over the city.”

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