Soldier On - Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community

The former Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy has been transformed into affordable housing for homeless veterans. The renovated academy and new annex building will house 51 veterans, including 49 partially furnished units in the renovated academy and two units in the annex. In addtion, the annex provides a commercial kitchen, dining area and offices for support staff. Furthermore included in the project was the new construction of a greenhouse, a covered walkway between the renovated building and annex, placement of a storage shed, and a memorial area dedicated to those who have served our country. The memorial area embraces an eternal flame, flag pole, viewing benches and a granite columbarium.