Summer Sunset at Gooseberry Farm in West Springfield, MA
Crab Apple blossoms in Springfield
Historic West Springfield home in summertime
Summer flowers

News & Announcements

The South Hadley Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is complete. The report charts a plan for short- and long-term improvements to South Hadley's hiking, biking and walking networks.

07 Dec

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) has released a draft of the Top 100 High Crash Intersections in the Pioneer Valley Region (2011-2013) DRAFT report for public review starting 10 November 2016 to 9 December 2016.

07 Dec

Proactive regional planning agency is currently seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as Historic Preservation Planner within its Community Development Section.  This is intended to be a full-time position, but less than full-time will be considered.  Responsibilities inclu

06 Dec
Main Street Northampton showing complete streets demonstration day in process of being set up. Shows separated bicycle lane with City Hall in background.

For one morning in June, 2016, Northampton transformed a section of its Main Street with spray chalk, traffic barrels, potted plants, and tables and chairs. The event was a real-world quick and cheap test of concepts for redesigning the street.

01 Dec

HUNTINGTON – The Hilltown Collaborative and MassDevelopment jointly sponsored an open house on Tuesday in Stanton Hall. Members of the six Gateway communities (Russell, Huntington, Montgomery, Blandford, Chester and Middlefield) were asked to drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and share their vision for the economic future of the hilltowns. Approximately thirty community members participated throughout the day.

30 Nov