Package Machinery

In 2012, Package Machinery utilized a Special Tax Assessment in order to relocate their West Springfield business to the City of Holyoke.  Located at 80 Commercial Street, Package Machinery designs and produces custom wrapping machinery for consumer products, ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 companies in North and South America. The Company designs, builds and sells high-end servo overwrappers and entry-level semi-automatic overwrappers and diefold wrappers.

Progress has been underway at 80 Commercial Street to replace some or all windows, roofs, ...

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Dirk Auferoth & Assoc.

Dirk Auferoth & Associates LLC is a premier architectural woodwork, cabinetry and furniture company that works with architects, designers, developers, builders, and select clients throughout New England and the metropolitan New York area. Dirk Auferoth & Associates engineer and fabricate custom cabinetry and mill work for high-end residential and commercial properties. The company is run to exacting and innovative European standards and we are known in the industry for producing some of the highest quality cabinetry in the Northeast.

As the ...

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Tree Planting Program

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 ...

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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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