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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

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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.

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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

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

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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. 

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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.

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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

Local trail enthusiasts and municipally appointed representatives have been meeting with staff from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, and The Trustees of Reservations for the past 2 years to define a long distance walking journey from October Mountain

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Full Action Plan Draft 8-5-16 for web posting.pdf

Highlands Footpath Action Plan for the Route 112 and Jacob's Ladder Trail Scenic Byways
Action plan for long distance walking journey
Full Action Plan Draft 8-5-16 for web posting.pdf

The City of Holyoke’s Hazard Mitigation Plan was completed to help the City 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.

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Holyoke_HMP_Update_2016.pdf

City of Holyoke 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
A draft of Holyoke's 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.
Holyoke_HMP_Update_2016.pdf

The Town of Monson'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.

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MonsonHMP2007.pdf

Town of Monson's 2007 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Monson's 2007 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
MonsonHMP2007.pdf

MonsonHMP2016.pdf

Town of Monson's 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Monson's adopted 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.
MonsonHMP2016.pdf

The Town of East 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.

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EastLongmeadowHMP2016.pdf

Town of East Longmeadow 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
East Longmeadow's adopted 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
EastLongmeadowHMP2016.pdf

The Town of Blandford’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

Blandford_HMP_2016.pdf

Town of Blandford 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Blandford's adopted 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Blandford_HMP_2016.pdf

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