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The Town of Longmeadow's Hazard Mitigation Plan was completed to help the Town assess the risks faced from natural hazards, identify action steps that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life, and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts.

Documents

LongmeadowHMP2016.pdf

Town of Longmeadow 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Longmeadow's adopted 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
LongmeadowHMP2016.pdf

PVPC worked with the Town of Williamsburg to resolve key questions related to municipality facilities master planning. This project advances one of Williamsburg's Community Compact best practices and was funded by District Local Technical Assistance.

 

Documents

Provisional Report_161230_reduced.docx

Williamsburg Facilities Master Plan Committee Final Report
Final Draft of the Report of the Williamsburg Facilities Master Plan Committee
Provisional Report_161230_reduced.docx

doc-williamsburg-facilities-master-planning2704.pdf

Potential Sites To Explore for Public Safety Facilities, Map A
Map showing sites to evaluate for potential for siting public safety facilities.
doc-williamsburg-facilities-master-planning2704.pdf

doc-williamsburg-facilities-master-planning2705.pdf

Potential Sites To Explore for Public Safety Facilities, Map B
Map showing sites to evaluate for potential for siting public safety facilities.
doc-williamsburg-facilities-master-planning2705.pdf

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.

Documents

Comp Bike Ped Plan_S Hadley_12_6_16_pub.docx

Comp Bike Ped Plan_S Hadley_12_6_16_pub.docx
Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for South Hadley, MA
Comp Bike Ped Plan_S Hadley_12_6_16_pub.docx
Aerial photograph of Interstate I-91

MassDOT is hosting the second public information meeting on the Interstate 91 (I-91) Viaduct Study.

Documents

I-91 Meeting Flyer - English.pdf

I-91 Meeting Flyer - English.pdf
Actual meeting flyer in English.
I-91 Meeting Flyer - English.pdf

I-91 Meeting Flyer - Spanish.pdf

I-91 Meeting Flyer - Spanish.pdf
Actual meeting flyer in Spanish.
I-91 Meeting Flyer - Spanish.pdf
Documents

doc-ffy-2016-mpo-obligation-report2647.pdf

PVMPO_FFY16_Obligation_Reports_20161025.pdf
PVMPO_FFY16_Obligation_Reports_20161025.pdf
doc-ffy-2016-mpo-obligation-report2647.pdf

doc-ffy-2016-mpo-obligation-report2648.pdf

Statewide_FFY16_Obligation_Reports_20161025.pdf
Statewide_FFY16_Obligation_Reports_20161025.pdf
doc-ffy-2016-mpo-obligation-report2648.pdf

As part of a recent awarding of funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Urban Waters Small Grant program, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), in partnership with the Holyoke Conservation Commission, Holyoke DPW, Holyoke Community College, and the Enchanted Circle Theater Group, will develop a plan to address stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows (CSO) associated with Day Brook in the city.

At the next meeting Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) scheduled for February 28, 2017, the

Documents

Memorandum of Understanding rev6 16 Proposed January 2017.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding rev6 16 Proposed January 2017.pdf
Memorandum of Understanding rev6 16 Proposed January 2017.pdf
Memorandum of Understanding rev6 16 Proposed January 2017.pdf
cover image for document, Municipal Strategies to Increase Food Access

The second volume of the Healthy Community Design Toolkit is now ready for download and use. This volume focuses on strategies that cities and towns can use to increase food access for their residents.

Documents

MuniStrategiesFoodAccess.pdf

Municipal Strategies to Increase Food Access
This report highlights strategies that cities and towns can use to increase access to health food for their residents. It is the second volume of the Healthy Community Design Toolkit.
MuniStrategiesFoodAccess.pdf

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2603.pdf

Appendix-Massachusetts Community Types Summary_MAPC
A classification system for Massachusetts cities and towns developed by Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2603.pdf

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2590.pdf

Appendix-Model Joint Use Agreement-Walpole
A model joint use agreement from Walpole, MA
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2590.pdf

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2591.docx

Appendix-Model Community Garden Bylaw
Model Community Garden Bylaw/Ordinance based on Springfield's ordinance
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2591.docx

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2602.docx

Appendix-Model Zoning for Fresh Food Market or Supermarket
Model zoning ordinance for fresh food markets of supermarkets from Somerville's draft zoning
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2602.docx

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2592.pdf

Appendix-Model Regulations on Keeping of Animals_Reading
Model Regulations about keeping of animals from Reading, MA
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2592.pdf

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2593.pdf

Appendix-Article 89 Urban Agriculture FINAL_Boston
Example of zoning for urban agriculture from Boston, MA
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2593.pdf

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2594.pdf

Appendix-Article 89 Made Easy
An explanation of Article 89, Boston's zoning provisions for urban agriculture
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2594.pdf

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2595.docx

Appendix-Model Language-Density Bonus for Community Benefits
An example of language to provide density bonus for a development that provides community benefits including grocery stores
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2595.docx

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2597.docx

Appendix-Model Zoning to Eliminate Unhealthy Food
Model zoning ordinance to eliminate or limit unhealthy food
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2597.docx

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2598.docx

Appendix-Model Regulations Prohibiting Self-Service Displays of Candy
Model Board of Health regulations prohibiting self-service displays of candy
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2598.docx

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2599.pdf

Appendix-Model Zoning NRPZ-OSD
Model zoning bylaw/ordinance for NRPZ-OSD
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2599.pdf

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2601.docx

Appendix-Model Ordinance TDR
Model zoning ordinance for transfer of development rights (TDR)
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2601.docx

doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2610.docx

Appendix-Healthy Market Toolkit, Draft 11-19-15
Mass in Motion Healthy Market Toolkit
doc-municipal-strategies-increase-food-access2610.docx

A draft of the final report for the South Hadley Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is available for review. 

Documents

Comp Bike Ped Plan_S Hadley_160609_02_no tracked changes.docx

South Hadley Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan-Draft Final Report
A draft of the final report for South Hadley Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Comp Bike Ped Plan_S Hadley_160609_02_no tracked changes.docx

PVPC worked with the City of Holyoke to develop a bike network plan for the City's streets. The plan is currently in draft format and is being reviewed by city staff and the Holyoke bicycle and pedestrian committee. Download the plan below.

Documents

Holyoke Bike Network Plan_160930_01.pdf

Holyoke Bike Network Plan, Final Report, September 30, 2016
Final report for the Holyoke Bike Network Plan
Holyoke Bike Network Plan_160930_01.pdf

Holyoke_Bike_Plan_BIKENETWORK_160930.pdf

Proposed Bicycle Network Map, Holyoke MA
This map shows the proposed bicycle network for Holyoke, MA.
Holyoke_Bike_Plan_BIKENETWORK_160930.pdf

Holyoke_Bike_Plan_LTS_160930.pdf

Bicyclist Level of Traffic Stress Map, Holyoke MA
This map classifies streets in Holyoke according to how stressful they are likely to be for bicyclists. Streets are classified from LTS 1 (least stressful) to LTS 4 (most stressful).
Holyoke_Bike_Plan_LTS_160930.pdf

Holyoke_Bike_Plan_CRASH_DATA_160930.pdf

Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Analysis Map, Holyoke MA
This map shows which parts of Holyoke have had the greatest number of bicyclists crashes and which locations have had the most severe bicycle and pedestrian crashes.
Holyoke_Bike_Plan_CRASH_DATA_160930.pdf

Holyoke_Bike_Plan_SLOPE_160930.pdf

Slope Analysis Map, Holyoke MA
This map classifies street segments in Holyoke by how steep they are.
Holyoke_Bike_Plan_SLOPE_160930.pdf

Holyoke_Bike_Plan_DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS_160511.pdf

Demographics and Predicted Bicycle Trip Rates Maps, Holyoke MA
How much a person bicycles is associated with a variety of demographic characteristics. This set of maps shows how many home-based bicycle trips are likely to originate from different parts of Holyoke based on demographics.
Holyoke_Bike_Plan_DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS_160511.pdf

Holyoke_Bike_Plan_INFRASTRUCTURE_160930.pdf

Bicycle Planning Base Map
This maps shows data on the existing conditions of streets in Holyoke that is useful for bicycle network planning, including motor vehicle traffic volumes, PVTA bus routes, etc.
Holyoke_Bike_Plan_INFRASTRUCTURE_160930.pdf

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