SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield is looking for proposals for development of a North End parcel off Main Street.

The 14,000 square-foot parcel in the Memorial Square Neighborhood is zoned as Business A and is assessed at $72, 700.

It sits just opposite the Puerto Rico Market and Bakery on the corner of Main and Waverly streets and is blocks away from Baystate Medical Center.

“CDO Tim Sheehan and I are committed to seeking positive redevelopment options for this key property on Main Street in the North End,” said Mayor Sarno.  “The redevelopment of this parcel will continue the momentum of recent investments in the neighborhood including the Main Street roadway improvements, the new Brightwood-Lincoln Elementary School and the recent groundbreaking for the Barbara Rivera Community Center.”

Historically, it was home to a four-story apartment complex, but is entirely vacant now. Proposals are due by September 19 .