South Holyoke Housing

The Holyoke Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is soliciting Expressions of Interest from potential partners interested in developing an affordable homeownership project in South Holyoke.

As articulated in Holyoke’s Urban Renewal Plan, the development goals of South Holyoke include a priority for affordable homeownership. The HRA envisions a transformative project to provide more housing opportunities and allow current residents to have a long-term stake in the neighborhood. The proposed project site includes 26 vacant parcels totaling 2.26 acres around Carlos Vega Park, which would entail ...

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I-391 Underpass

As part of the MassDOT Infra-Space Project, the City of Holyoke is working with area businesses, community organizations, and students to revitalize and repurpose the area on Main Street under I-391.   Holyoke is one of eight cities that submitted a nomination in response to a Request for Information distributed to municipalities, businesses, non-profit institutions, property owners, developers, and community and arts organizations asking for nominations and redevelopment project proposals ...

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One Court Plaza

The property contains 8,192 square feet of finished office space (4,096 square feet per floor) and was most recently used as four separate office suites. The ground floor is laid out to include 8+/- private offices, open work space, a large conference room and two bathrooms. The upper level includes two large offices with some subdivided private offices and two bathrooms.  The building is heated via four gas fired furnaces which provide forced hot air heat.  The building is 100% ...

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Mountain Rd. Cleanup

The Mountain Road Firing Range East (Eastern Range) is part of a several parcel, multi-acre site which has been contaminated with lead and other metals in soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water. This site is located in one of the rural areas of the City of Holyoke.

Since 2002, the site has received approximately $500,000 in assessment and clean-up funds through the EPA and MassDEP, and upon the closing of the last clean-up grant received (11/2013), the environmental contractor determined that ...

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ARTery is a partnership between the City of Holyoke, the Holyoke Creative Arts Center (HCAC), the Chamber of Commerce, and Holyoke Community College (HCC) in collaboration with local artists and studios. The partnership is primarily funded through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Grant, which will be used to provide business seminars, production facilities, craft courses at varying locations, and linking up business student interns to help artists better manage business. Plans also call for both online and brick & ...

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SPARK helps people turn their business concepts into reality, by linking them to the right local resources to get on the path to success. We offer access to classes, and resources, entrepreneurial events, and mentoring programs with an emphasis on cultivating a nurturing community.

The SPARK Launch Program will help you develop your ideas into a business model. Using curriculum from Co-starters, this nine-week business development course will allow you to define your business and get it up and running. Meet ...

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216 Appleton St.

Located directly across the canal from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center and next to the Police station, 216 Appleton Street was formerly used as a wool combing operation for the manufacturing and storage of wool products, until Hart Wool Combing ceased operations in 1990. The property was then owned by Up With Downtown Inc. and used by Russell-Zuhl, a company specializing in products made from petrified wood. The building has laid empty for several years. The City took ...

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Lyman Terrace

Having been built in 1939, Lyman Terrace is the oldest of the Authority’s public housing properties. Uniquely located in the center of downtown Holyoke, a short block from City Hall, Lyman Terrace directly abuts the stores on High Street, making all units within walking distance to stores, restaurants and banks. Lyman Terrace is a short walk to the Holyoke Health Center, the Holyoke Canal Walk, the Holyoke Children’s Museum, The Volleyball Hall of Fame, Heritage Park and the ...

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Streetscape Upgrades

Several streetscapes are being updated along Dwight, Appleton and Main street corridors in order to better connect major assets and neighborhoods in the Center City to each other, among them: Veteran’s Park, the Chestnut Park Apartments and Holyoke Transportation Center; the Lyman Terrace neighborhood; the Flats Neighborhood; the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center; the Canalwalk; and the upcoming Passenger Rail Platform, among other sites. This area is also the main ...

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