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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

Documents

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.

Documents

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.

Documents

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.

Documents

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

PVPC collaborated with the Town of Williamsburg's Elder Services/Council on Aging, Healthy Hampshire and WalkBoston on a project that examined how healthy aging in Williamsburg is affected by the Town's Community Design. 

Documents

Williamsburg_HealthyAging_160727_02_web.pdf

Williamsburg Healthy Aging Final Report
Final report by PVPC for the Williamsburg Healthy Aging and Community Design project.
Williamsburg_HealthyAging_160727_02_web.pdf

doc-williamsburg-healthy-aging-and-community-design2483.pdf

WalkBoston_WilliamsburgReport
Final report from WalkBoston's walk audit of Williamsburg Center (Burgy) from April 2016
doc-williamsburg-healthy-aging-and-community-design2483.pdf

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) collects daily traffic count information at sample locations across the 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire Counties under contract with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation 

Documents

doc-2011-2015-regional-traffic-count-report2464.pdf

2011-2015 Regional Traffic Count Report
2011-2015 Regional Traffic Count Report
doc-2011-2015-regional-traffic-count-report2464.pdf

In 2015, PVPC conducted health-based regulatory reviews for three Massachusetts communities: Belchertown, Greenfield, and Weymouth. We undertook a comprehensive review to compare each community's plans, policies and regulations to the recommendations in the Healthy Community Design Toolkit.

Documents

Belchertown_Regulatory Review_Final Products.zip

BELCHERTOWN REGULATORY REVIEW PRODUCTS
Zip file containing final work products, including final report, appendix and detailed regulatory review
Belchertown_Regulatory Review_Final Products.zip

Greenfield_RegulatoryReview_Final Products.zip

GREENFIELD REGULATORY REVIEW PRODUCTS
Zip file containing final work products, including final report, appendix and detailed regulatory review
Greenfield_RegulatoryReview_Final Products.zip

Weymouth_RegultoryReview_Final Products.zip

WEYMOUTH REGULATORY REVIEW PRODUCTS
Zip file containing final work products, including final report, appendix and detailed regulatory review
Weymouth_RegultoryReview_Final Products.zip

The Town of Pelham’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

PelhamHMP2016

Pelham 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Pelham's adopted 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan
PelhamHMP2016

SPRINGFIELD---A panel of economic development leaders representing the Pioneer Valley’s urban core of Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield and Holyoke came together Thursday morning to discuss a recent report issued by MassINC’s Gateway City Innovation Institute on transformative development.

Documents

MassINC's Transformative Development Report Presented by Dan Hodge Springfield June 30.pdf

MassINC's Transformative Development Report Presented by Dan Hodge Springfield June 30.pdf
Co-Author Dan Hodge presents the findings and recommendations of a recent MassINC report on Transformative Development in Massachusetts' Gateway Cities
MassINC's Transformative Development Report Presented by Dan Hodge Springfield June 30.pdf

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