Silverbrick Square apartment renovation project put on hold

Hampden County

A Springfield apartment renovation project is on hold for the second time in the last few weeks. 

The Springfield City Council is considering revoking the tax break they granted to the Silverbrick Group after the city discovered plumbing violations in their Chestnut Street apartment renovations project.

The Springfield Code Enforcement Department issued a second “stop order” on the Silverbrick Square apartment renovation project Wednesday. 

Code enforcement Commissioner Steven Desilets told 22News the plumbing violations included the use of unlicensed workers and sealing off work without inspections.

Springfield City Council President Orlando Ramos said the first stop order was issued on the project in October and they warned SilverBrick that they would consider revoking their tax break if more violations were found.

“It is our responsibility to protect the taxpayers and its not in the city’s best interest to continue subsidizing this project,” said Orlando Ramos, Springfield City Council president.

Desilets told 22News the second stop order will remain in effect until they finish their entire inspection of the Silver Brick square apartment building. 

Ramos said they are inviting SilverBrick to attend their next city council meeting where they will discuss the possible revocation of the tax break.  

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