Video: PVPC Presents Regional Recognition Awards 2015

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission honors the following individuals for their exemplary service to the region at the commission's 2015 Annual Meeting:

Al Stegemann,
District 2 Highway Director Emeritus
Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Natalie M. Blais
District Communications Director Emeritus
U.S. Congressman James McGovern


PVPC Offers Model Adult Use Marijuana Establishments Bylaw/Ordinance

PVPC has developed a Model Adult Use Marijuana Establishments bylaw/ordinance that is designed to work in consort with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94G of the Massachusetts General Laws and 935 CMR 500.000 developed by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission, by addressing local land use issues relative to the siting of such facilities in their community. This Bylaw serves as a model which should be tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual community and the structure of their Zoning Bylaw/Ordinance.



Complete Streets Demonstration Day June 30, 2018

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, a complete streets demonstration day was held at Lincoln Elementary School, 732 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA.

The day was intended to promote the Complete Streets concept and to show how safer pedestrians and bicyclist are when streets are designed and constructed in this manner.







PVPC Drone Utilized to Evaluate Traffic Delay at I-391 Exit 3 in Chicopee

Check out a time-lapse version of the video being used by our transportation planners to evaluate the traffic conditions and make potential recommendations on how delay may be mitigated.



The PVPC drone was launched near I-391 Exit 3 (Chicopee St.) during peak evening traffic to observe conditions at that location.




The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has enlisted the assistance of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to work with Westover Air Reserve Base (WARB), Westover Airport and the surrounding communities of Chicopee, Springfield, South Hadley, Ludlow and Granby to update the base’s Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), most recently completed in 2004.

The development of this JLUS update is a cooperative land-use planning effort to identify existing and potential incompatibilities between activities occurring on the base and those in the surrounding communities.  The recommendations developed from the JLUS will provide the policy framework to support adoption and implementation of compatible development near the military installation.  This is typically most effectively achieved through the use of local land-use planning and zoning regulations and improved cooperation and communication between all parties.

The JLUS Update is a comprehensive and ongoing process which encourages public input.  This includes soliciting comments through a public survey. To view the results of the Westover JLUS Community Survey, please click here.

Online Maps:

Westover JLUS Map Viewer

Downloadable Maps:

Air Installation Compatibility Use Zone (AICUZ) Maps

Municipal Zoning Maps

Additional Information

For additional information related to the WARB JLUS Update 2018 or you can contact Susan Westa, PVPC Senior Planner.

2011-2013 Top 100 High Crash Intersections In the Pioneer Valley Region DRAFT Report for Public Review

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. Please submit comments to Khyati Parmar, or by calling Gary Roux, 413 781-6045 (EXT 308).

Click here to view/download report

Continuing, Comprehensive, and Cooperative Planning Process

2013 CBIA Hartford & Springfield Business Survey

Together, the Greater Hartford and Greater Springfield metropolitan areas represent New England’s second largest population, education, and economic center. Composed of Hartford, Tolland, and northern Middlesex counties in Connecticut, and Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts, this is one of the highest-potential regions in the nation.