Community Profiles

Profiles covering all forty-three communities in the Pioneer Valley Region and a range of other topics are available. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Data and Policy Center provides demographic, economic, and geographic data and services including mapping, research, and analysis to its constituent communities and to the public. Contact the Regional Information and Policy Center for additional information.

Continuing, Comprehensive, and Cooperative Planning Process

Average Annual Daily Traffic

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)

Average Daily Traffic

American Farmland Trust

Alternative Fuel Vehicles

American Heritage Rivers Initiative

American International College

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Approval Not Required

American Planning Association

Aquifer Protection District

Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (of 2009)

Automatic Traffic Recorder

Average Vehicle Ridership

Barnes Aquifer Protection Advisory Committee

Business Improvement District

Bicycle Level of Service

Best Management Practice

Bridge Management System

Board of Appeals (or Adjustment)

Board of Health

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

Commercial Area Revitalization District

Community Action Statement

Central Business District

Cape Cod Commission

Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield

Community Development

Community Development Action Grant

Community Development Block Grant

Centers for Disease Control

Community Development Corporation

Community Development Fund

Community Development Plan

Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation

Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Community Enterprise Economic Development

Citizen Housing and Planning Association

Community Housing Development Organizations

Capital Improvement Inventory System

Capital Improvements Plan (or Program)

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program

Congestion Management Process

Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area

Compressed Natural Gas

Carbon Monoxide

Council of Governments

Commonwealth Procurement Access and Solicitation System

Community Preservation Act

Citizen Planner Training Collaborative

Capitol Region Council of Governments

Community Service Block Grant

Combined Sewer Overflow

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Department of Environmental Protection

Division of Employment and Training

Department of Housing and Community Development

Direct Local Technical Assistance

Department of Energy Resources

Department of Revenue

Department of Transportation

Department of Public Works

Developments of Regional Impact

Executive Order

Production of affordable housing across a broad range of incomes 

Economic Assistance Coordinating Council

Economic Development Administration

Economic Development Council

Economic Development District

Economic Development Data and Information System

Economic Development and Industrial Corporation

Environmental Impact Report

Environmental Impact Statement

Environmental Justice

Environmental Notification Form

Economic Opportunity Area

Executive Office of Administration and Finance

Executive Office of Economic Affairs

Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Site Assessment

Economic Target Area

Federal Aid

Functional Classification (of roadways)

Federal Housing Administration

Federal Highway Administration - An agency of the United States Department of Transportation that provides financial and technical support to each state for constructing, improving, and preserving America’s highway system.

Federal Highway Administration

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Federal Transit Administration

Greenhouse Gas

Geographic Information System - A system for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing data and associated attributes which are spatially referenced to the earth.

Geographic Information System

Global Positioning System

Housing Appeal Committee


Holyoke Community College

Housing Development Support Program

Housing Innovation Fund

Home Modification for Individuals with Disabilities Loan

Highway Overlay District

Historic Overlay District

Homeownership Opportunities Program

High Occupancy Vehicle

Housing Preservation Grant

Housing Production Plan

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Invitation for Bid

Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Job Access and Reverse Commute

Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway

Jacob's Ladder Trail

Joint Transportation Committee

Local Board(s) of Health

Limited English Proficiency

Local Housing Authority

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Level of Service

Local Option Transportation Tax

Local Pavement Management System

Light Rail Vehicle

Local Technical Assistance

Massachusetts General Laws

Hazardous waste cleanup regulations

Uniform procurement law for local governments


Planning/comprehensive permits

Smart growth zoning and housing production

Smart growth school cost reimbursement

Subdivision control

Expedited permitting

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Massachusetts Geographic Information System

Minority Business Enterprises

Massachusetts Development Finance Agency 

Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act

Massachusetts Geographic Information Council

Massachusetts Historical Commission 

Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency

Municipal Incentive Grant

Massachusetts Municipal Association

Memorandum of Agreement

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

Massachusetts Office on Disability

Memorandum of Understanding

Metropolitan Planning Organization

Metropolitan Planning Organization

Montachusett Regional Planning Commission

Metropolitan Statistical Area

Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

Martha's Vineyard Commission

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

National Association of Regional Councils

New England Association of Regional Councils

Non-Federal Aid

National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended)

National Highway System

Neighborhood Housing Services program

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Northern Middlesex Council of Governments

Nitrogen Oxide

Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System 

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Transportation Safety Board

Old Colony Planning Council

Overall Condition Index (Pavement)

Open Space and Recreation Plan

Pavement Condition Index

Priority Development Fund

Purchase of Development Rights

Peak Hour Traffic (or Trips)

Payment in Lieu of Taxes

[Metropolitan] Planning Funds

Pavement Management System 

Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area

Pavement Management Users Group

Planner on a Disc

Public Participation Process

Planned Unit Residential Development

Pioneer Valley Regional Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp.

Rental Development Action Loan

Regional Employment Board

Regional Education and Business Alliance

Regional Economic Models, Inc.

Request For Proposal

Request for Qualifications

Request for Response

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Roadway Inventory Files

Revolving Loan Fund

Regional Planning Agency

Regional Pavement Management System

Regional Transit Authority

Regional Technology Corporation

Regional Transportation Plan

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users

Small Business Administration

Supplier Diversity Office 

State Implementation Plan (for air quality)

Sustainable Knowledge Corridor

Single Occupancy Vehicle

Special Permit

Special Permit Planning

Site Plan Review

Statewide Planning and Research Funds

Single Room Occupancy

Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District

Springfield Technical Community College

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

Surface Transportation Program

Targeted Brownfields Assessment

Transportation and Community System Preservation [Pilot Program]

Transportation Demand Management

Transfer of Development Rights

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

Tax Increment Financing

Transportation Improvement Program

The Literacy Project

Turning Movement Count

Traditional Neighborhood District

Transit Oriented Design (or Development)

Transportation Research Board

Trip Reduction Ordinance

Transportation Systems Management

Urban Growth Boundary

Urban Land Institute

University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

Unified Planning Work Program

Urban Revitalization Development Grant

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Public Land Survey

Underground Storage Tanks

Vehicle Miles Traveled

Volatile Organic Compound

Vehicle Occupancy Rate

Ware Adult Learning Center

Weatherization Assistance Program

Women-owned Business Enterprises

Wellhead Protection Area

Western New England University

Water Quality Management Plan

Westfield River Watershed Association

Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory Committee

Water Supply Protection [District]

Westfield State University

Zoning Board of Adjustment (or Appeals)


Pioneer Valley Profile.pdf

Pioneer Valley Profile
Pioneer Valley Profile updated 2015.
Pioneer Valley Profile.pdf

Hampden County Profile.pdf

Hampden County Profile
Hampden County Profile updated 2015.
Hampden County Profile.pdf

Hampshire County Profile.pdf

Hampshire County Profile
Hampshire County Profile updated 2015.
Hampshire County Profile.pdf

Agawam Profile.pdf

Agawam Community Profile
Agawam Community Profile updated 2015.
Agawam Profile.pdf

Amherst Profile.pdf

Amherst Community Profile
Amherst Community Profile updated 2015.
Amherst Profile.pdf

Belchertown Profile.Pdf

Belchertown Community Profile
Belchertown Community Profile updated 2015.
Belchertown Profile.Pdf

Blandford Profile.pdf

Blandford Community Profile
Blandford Community Profile updated 2015.
Blandford Profile.pdf

Brimfield Profile.pdf

Brimfield Community Profile
Brimfield Community Profile updated 2015.
Brimfield Profile.pdf

Chester Profile.pdf

Chester Community Profile
Chester Community Profile updated 2015.
Chester Profile.pdf

Chesterfield Profile.pdf

Chesterfield Community Profile
Chesterfield Community Profile updated 2015.
Chesterfield Profile.pdf

Chicopee Profile.pdf

Chicopee Community Profile
Chicopee Community Profile updated 2015.
Chicopee Profile.pdf

Cummington Profile.pdf

Cummington Community Profile
Cummington Community Profile updated 2015.
Cummington Profile.pdf

East Longmeadow Profile.pdf

East Longmeadow Community Profile
East Longmeadow Community Profile updated 2015.
East Longmeadow Profile.pdf

Easthampton Profile.pdf

Easthampton Community Profile
Easthampton Community Profile updated 2015.
Easthampton Profile.pdf

Goshen Profile.pdf

Goshen Community Profile
Goshen Community Profile updated 2015.
Goshen Profile.pdf

Granby Profile.pdf

Granby Community Profile
Granby Community Profile updated 2015.
Granby Profile.pdf

Granville Profile.pdf

Granville Community Profile
Granville Community Profile updated 2015.
Granville Profile.pdf

Hadley Profile.pdf

Hadley Community Profile
Hadley Community Profile updated 2015.
Hadley Profile.pdf

Hampden Profile.pdf

Hampden Community Profile
Hampden Community Profile updated 2015.
Hampden Profile.pdf

Hatfield Profile.pdf

Hatfield Community Profile
Hatfield Community Profile updated 2015.
Hatfield Profile.pdf

Holland Profile.pdf

Holland Community Profile
Holland Community Profile updated 2015.
Holland Profile.pdf

Holyoke Profile.pdf

Holyoke Community Profile
Holyoke Community Profile updated 2015.
Holyoke Profile.pdf

Huntington Profile.pdf

Huntington Community Profile
Huntington Community Profile updated 2015.
Huntington Profile.pdf

Longmeadow Profile.pdf

Longmeadow Community Profile
Longmeadow Community Profile updated 2015.
Longmeadow Profile.pdf

Ludlow Profile.pdf

Ludlow Community Profile
Ludlow Community Profile updated 2015.
Ludlow Profile.pdf

Middlefield Profile.pdf

Middlefield Community Profile
Middlefield Community Profile updated 2015.
Middlefield Profile.pdf

Monson Profile.pdf

Monson Community Profile
Monson Community Profile updated 2015.
Monson Profile.pdf

Montgomery Profile.pdf

Montgomery Community Profile
Montgomery Community Profile updated 2015.
Montgomery Profile.pdf

Northampton Profile.pdf

Northampton Community Profile
Northampton Community Profile updated 2015.
Northampton Profile.pdf

Palmer Profile.pdf

Palmer Community Profile
Palmer Community Profile updated 2015.
Palmer Profile.pdf

Pelham Profile.pdf

Pelham Community Profile
Pelham Community Profile updated 2015.
Pelham Profile.pdf

Plainfield Profile.pdf

Plainfield Community Profile
Plainfield Community Profile updated 2015.
Plainfield Profile.pdf

Russell Profile.pdf

Russell Community Profile
Russell Community Profile updated 2015.
Russell Profile.pdf

South Hadley Profile.pdf

South Hadley Community Profile
South Hadley Community Profile updated 2015.
South Hadley Profile.pdf

Southampton Profile.pdf

Southampton Community Profile
Southampton Community Profile updated 2015.
Southampton Profile.pdf

Southwick Profile.pdf

Southwick Community Profile
Southwick Community Profile updated 2015.
Southwick Profile.pdf

Springfield Profile.pdf

Springfield Community Profile
Springfield Community Profile updated 2015.
Springfield Profile.pdf

Tolland Profile.pdf

Tolland Community Profile
Tolland Community Profile updated 2015.
Tolland Profile.pdf

Wales Profile.pdf

Wales Community Profile
Wales Community Profile updated 2015.
Wales Profile.pdf

Ware Profile.pdf

Ware Community Profile
Ware Community Profile updated 2015.
Ware Profile.pdf

West Springfield Profile.pdf

West Springfield Community Profile
West Springfield Community Profile updated 2015.
West Springfield Profile.pdf

Westfield Profile.pdf

Westfield Community Profile
Westfield Community Profile updated 2015.
Westfield Profile.pdf

Westhampton Profile.pdf

Westhampton Community Profile
Westhampton Community Profile updated in 2015
Westhampton Profile.pdf

Wilbraham Profile.pdf

Wilbraham Community Profile
Wilbraham Community Profile updated in 2015.
Wilbraham Profile.pdf

Williamsburg Profile.pdf

Williamsburg Community Profile
Williambsburg Community Profile updated in 2015.
Williamsburg Profile.pdf

Worthington Profile.pdf

Worthington Community Profile
Worthington Community Profile updated in 2015.
Worthington Profile.pdf