The City of Holyoke requests proposals for the purchase and development of 1 Cabot Street. Situated between the Connecticut River and Holyoke’s third level canal, the property consists of five interconnected mill buildings that contain approximately 200,000 square feet of finished building area with 9,072 square feet of basement space. The site has rail access and a prime location along Rt. 116 with close proximity to I-391 and the Mass Pike. The building has high ceilings and is ideal for ...Continue Reading → Share
Work has completed on the park next to the Holyoke Public Library, following a $14.5 million investment into the rehabilitation of the facility, which reopened in November 2014. The park’s renovations mark the final phase of the improvements to the library and surrounding area. Using $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding, improvements include new sidewalks, tables, benches and 3 play areas for the public to sit and relax. The work was completed by JL Construction and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 28, 2015.
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689 Main Street was the location of a former automotive sales and service facility, which is not currently in operation. The City of Holyoke acquired the site from New England Speed Equipment, Inc. in 1996 via a tax lien judgment.
After securing approximately $300,000 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), MassDevelopment and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the City began the process to demolish and remediate the site to prepare it for sale and redevelopment.
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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has allocated funding for private property tree plantings within downtown Holyoke during the 2014 and 2015 planting seasons. DCR will supply high quality nursery stock trees to property owners and will coordinate the procurement and planting process for all eligible property owners. To request a tree, or trees, for your property at no cost to you please call DCR’s Holyoke hotline directly by dialing 617-626-1473. Make sure you include your name, address ...Continue Reading → Share
The City hired Walker Restoration Consultants of Boston to conduct a condition assessment of both the Proulx Parking Garage and the Suffolk St. Parking Deck. From that report an estimated $6 Million of necessary repairs were identified. The City Council approved a municipal bond to fund repairs in August, 2011.
Work on the Suffolk Street parking deck began in 2013 and is schedule to be completed by the fall of 2014. Upon completion, it will provide approximately 225 parking spaces ...Continue Reading → Share
The former Parsons Paper site is a paper mill that manufactured writing and stationary paper, as well as artist paper and archival paper for the art & framing industries. The site has been used as Parsons Paper from 1896 until 2004.
The Holyoke Redevelopment Authority (HRA) identified the property in the City’s Urban Renewal Plan of 2013 titled “Connect. Construct. Create. – A plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke”. It is located within the historic canal mill district of ...Continue Reading → Share
37 Appleton Street, the former Worthington Compressor site, is an approximately 266,000 square foot building situated on 4.33 acres, In the coming months, the site will serve for expansion of American Environmental, a Holyoke company which is targeting the addition of 50 new jobs.
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The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) is a ground breaking collaboration of five of the state’s most research-intensive universities, state government and private industry — the most significant collaboration among government, industry and public and private universities in the history of the Commonwealth, and the first facility in the nation of its kind. Partners include the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University ...Continue Reading → Share
The Holyoke Canalwalk is a pedestrian walkway and promenade along the City of Holyoke’s historic canals. It includes a wide promenade along the 1st and 2nd Canals, and includes decorative paving, lighting, landscaping, railings, and benches to enhance and encourage pedestrian and bicycle activity along the canals to bring life back to the abutting sites and buildings. The Canalwalk project will serve as a new pedestrian and bicycle transportation network. The project will connect major attractions within the City’s ...Continue Reading → Share
The restoration of passenger rail service in Holyoke is possible due to the realignment of the Knowledge Corridor Rail Line, which will shorten the distance and improve speeds along Amtrak’s Vermonter service line. A train stop will be built at the bottom of Dwight street, near the intersection with Main street in Center City Holyoke, on the west side of the track. This site is located approximately one-tenth of a mile to the south of the former Station location, three-tenths ...Continue Reading → Share