Holyoke Commons

The “Holyoke Commons” project is led by Frontier Development on the site of the former Lynch Middle School, located at 1575 Northampton Street.  In July of 2014 the Holyoke City Council approved the sale of the property for $750,000.  Plans for the site include the development of approximately 25,000 square foot of retail space intended to create jobs and expand the tax base for the City of Holyoke.

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191 Appleton Street

191 Appleton Street is part of Area 6 within the Urban Renewal Plan (URP) , and is in a prime location directly across Appleton Street from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC). In accordance with the URP, recommended uses for Area 6 include innovative high-tech businesses complimentary to the MGHPCC, market-rate housing for area employees and/or live/work housing for artists.

This site has been vacant and unused since 1993 when a fire consumed the former Adams Pakkawood mill building. ...

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City Council Approves Liquor License Act, Discussion Moves to State House

On February 19th, the City Council approved a local request to the State House that, pending their approval, will authorize the city to issue up to 15 additional liquor licenses within the boundaries of its Urban Renewal Plan boundaries.

The special act from the state would compliment multiple efforts that the City is working on to promote development, grow the tax base and expand job opportunities. One strategy has been to strengthen our downtown area with more restaurant options to make ...

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Holyoke Receives $247,000 to Clean Up 216 Appleton St. Brownfield Site

The City of Holyoke will be receiving $247,000 to clean up asbestos and other hazardous materials at the former Hart Wool Combing Factory, located at 216 Appleton Street thanks to funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC). The award increases the total funds for brownfields assessment and cleanup secured by the City to $587,000 since the beginning of 2012.

The site is one of the key parcels identified in the City’s new ...

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Get Your Business Online with Google

The EDC is partnering with Google to offer a free training for small business on how to take your business from offline to online on April 15 at the Springfield Marriott.

Google will provide guidance on how to build a free website, register a domain name and create an online business listing. They will also cover tools to help increase your online exposure through search engine optimization, using web analytics and increasing customer satisfaction, loyalty and word of mouth promotion.

Even if your ...

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“Plug into the Creative Valley” Kicks off in Holyoke

Join host, Steve Porter, founder of PorterHouse Media and fellow Creative business entrepreneurs at the inaugural “Plug Into……Creative Valley” meet up event Tuesday October 2, 2012 from 6-8 pm at the Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. Discover the creative and interesting work being done here in the Valley, make new friends and businesses connections and sample some of the seasonal products of the Paper City Brewery . Please register at the eventbrite link below. The event is free but space ...

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