Potts Ditch project gaining ground


City officials are hoping to reroute Potts Ditch along Grant, East, North and Spring streets. The current ditch would be abandoned.

GREENFIELD — The pricey fix to flooding in downtown Greenfield took a significant step forward Tuesday.

Potts Ditch, which runs through historic downtown, has been flooding for decades during heavy rainfall. Last summer, city officials looked at an initial engineering study that outlines ways to fix the problem.

Tuesday, the Greenfield Board of Works gave the city’s engineering department the nod to go one step further. The city will ask for qualifications from engineering firms that will give more detailed plans for the multi-million dollar renovations.

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