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Residents seek answers to big housing development at old Belchertown State Hospital
01-26-2024 3:59 PM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — Donna Buxton hears every day that many Belchertown residents have no idea that a 108-unit residential development may be built on the old state school property off State Street.Prior to the creation of the Economic Development...

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Big project wins OK at old Belchertown State School
02-18-2024 12:00 PM

By Emilee Klein

BELCHERTOWN — The town has signed off on the largest project yet in its long-desired efforts to redevelop the former Belchertown State School — a 100-unit mixed-income residential complex that also includes converting an old administration building...

Western Mass. legislators call for changes in Healey housing bill to meet region’s needs
01-19-2024 5:47 PM


As the state considers the governor’s proposed $4.13 billion Affordable Homes Act — a comprehensive roadmap for affordable housing across the Commonwealth — a group of 16 western Massachusetts legislators are advocating for amendments to meet housing...

Concerns aired over 108-unit Carriage Grove housing plan at former Belchertown State Hospital
12-18-2023 4:41 PM


BELCHERTOWN — A Brooklyn company’s plans for a 108-unit housing complex at Carriage Grove, the former Belchertown State School, is drawing concerns about traffic from planners and some residents.Developer Brisa Ventures LLC presented its design for...

Easthampton council candidates discuss affordable housing needs
10-29-2023 1:12 PM


EASTHAMPTON — With the Nov. 7 city election just around the corner, the next City Council will face a number of issues, and one of those concerns at the top of many voters’ minds is affordable housing.With a $30.4 million pitch by a Needham developer,...

4-way intersection talks continue at old Tasty Top site in Easthampton
09-21-2023 11:39 AM


EASTHAMPTON — The developer proposing a multimillion dollar housing and retail complex at the former Tasty Top site on Route 10 has secured an agreement to purchase two lots opposite of the proposed project, as part of an effort to create a four-way...

‘Housing rights are human rights’: Rallygoers in Holyoke call for state changes for renters; mayor promises new tenant protection office
09-15-2023 2:46 PM


HOLYOKE — Christiana Haramut has dealt with some of the same issues at her rental apartment inside a 113-year-old building near downtown for years — moldy ceilings, leaking drainage pipes and drafty windows, to name just some of the issues.Though her...

Crafts Avenue housing project in Northampton wins Planning Board OK; decision on new hotel delayed
08-25-2023 4:49 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The Planning Board approved a site plan Thursday for a six-story affordable housing project at 27 Crafts Ave., clearing a key hurdle for the 30-unit building to rise from behind City Hall in the coming years. Valley Community...

In Northampton, affordable homes within reach at long last
07-11-2023 5:38 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity’s wall-raising ceremony at an affordable housing development at 278 Burts Pit Road on Tuesday was nearly 30 years in the making. Formerly part of the now-demolished Northampton State Hospital, the...

Coalition forming to champion affordable housing in Northampton
06-15-2023 3:33 PM


NORTHAMPTON — As many renters in Northampton continue to struggle with keeping up with the costs of housing, echoing trends across the commonwealth, local organizations hope to join forces to try and tackle the issue of affordable housing in the...

Easthampton panel recommends developer to turn three schools into housing
04-12-2023 3:44 PM


EASTHAMPTON — A Needham developer’s $30.4 million pitch to transform the city’s three former elementary schools into 61 units of mixed-income housing and preserving Pepin Gym and auditorium for community use has emerged as the favorite reuse plan for...

Way Finders details $27M plan for one of Easthampton’s old elementary schools
03-24-2023 5:11 PM


EASTHAMPTON — The committee tasked with ranking three proposals for the reuse of the city’s three former elementary schools heard detailed explanations from each the development teams this week.Up first was Way Finders Inc., the Springfield affordable...

Finding a new purpose: Easthampton receives three housing proposals for former elementary schools
03-22-2023 11:30 AM


EASTHAMPTON — The former classrooms inside the three 100-year-old elementary school buildings could one day become the living quarters of city residents based on the three redevelopment proposals pitched for the buildings.The City Council declared the...

Filling a key downtown gap: 1st structure going up Easthampton center in nearly 2 decades
01-10-2023 8:22 PM


EASTHAMPTON — The first new building in the city’s downtown in nearly two decades is starting to take shape.A 25,000-square-foot mixed-use residential and retail development is currently under construction at 47-49 Cottage St. by Five Star Building...

Three-story apartment building proposed again in Easthampton
07-30-2019 7:00 PM


EASTHAMPTON — The city Planning Board is expected to review an application for a three-story apartment building on Cottage Street next week, which would modify plans for a similar proposal already approved by the board for the site in 2017.The new...

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