Public Hearing scheduled for Connect. Construct. Create

As part of the local approval process, a Public Hearing will be held by the City Council Redevelopment Committee to consider the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority’s Urban Renewal Plan entitled, “Connect. Construct. Create.: A Plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke”. The Hearing will take place on Monday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m., at the Holyoke Transportation Center, Room 402-403, 206 Maple Street. Simultaneous English to Spanish interpretation services will be provided.

Since the Plan’s release in early September, the ...

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HRA holds public information sessions on Connect. Construct. Create.

The Holyoke Redevelopment Authority (HRA) held three public informational sessions throughout the Center City Wards to present their urban renewal plan entitled, “Connect. Construct. Create.: A Plan for the Revitalization of Center City Holyoke”. The last session was presented to the Holyoke Planning Board as part of their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 and was attended by over 40 members of the community.

These three sessions featured a presentation of the recently released plan, each being held on a different day ...

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Letter to the Editor

Published in the Springfield Republican on September 18, 2012 (click here for link)

By Jacqueline Watson, Holyoke Redevelopment Authority Board Member & Vice Chair

I have lived in Holyoke for over 45 years.  I remember the hustle and bustle of thriving businesses on downtown’s High Street and Main Streets.  Apartment blocks were full, home ownership at its peak.  However, like everywhere else, times and technology started to change.  Malls emerged, manufacturers moved ...

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