Though designs are complete for a $6.5 million outdoor recreation center on the slope of Mount Greylock, shovels sit idle.

The coronavirus pandemic has quieted hopes that 2020 would be the year construction began on the long-awaited Greylock Glen development. Proponents also thought 2019 would be their year.

Funding for an Outdoor Center off Gould Road was approved by the Legislature in 2018 and was included in economic development and environmental bond bills signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.

But, that money still hasn't been released, now amid uncertainty over how badly the coronavirus is beating up on the state's balance sheet.

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