Springfield Neighborhood Plans

About the Project

The City of Springfield is developing Neighborhood Investment Plans for eleven of its seventeen neighborhoods. The focus of this work is to restabilize the neighborhoods that were disproportionately negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The City is using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support this project, which will continue through the end of 2024.

The City has hired the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to manage the project. PVPC engaged Way Finders to facilitate community engagement with residents, small businesses, and local community-based organizations in the plan update process. A series of engagement events will be held throughout the project to collect input from residents, business-owners, and community groups in the participating neighborhoods. PVPC staff are meeting monthly with neighborhood councils in the targeteds neighborhoods and community stakeholders are also invited to contribute to the neighborhood planning process. For more information or to schedule an interview or to invite the Planning Team to your neighbrohood event, please contact Catherine Ratté, 413 285-1174 or at cratte@pvpc.org.

Take the Survey

Round 2 of the city of Springfield Neighborhood Investment Planning process is winding down. Last chance for you to share your input on Priority Investments in the North End, Metro Center and South End neighborhoods. Please click the link below to complete the surveys for 1, 2, or all 3 of the neighborhoods and Thank you!

Spanish Survey: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/RNJ9V76
Engflish Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7RYZTD6

Phase 1 Phase 2

The Draft plans for Bay, Maple High/Six Corners, McKnight, Old Hill and Upper Hill are available for review here:

Click on links below to view/download the draft plans

Maple High/Six Corners
Old Hill
Upper Hill

NOTE—these plans are being edited based on feedback received from residents, Neighborhood Councils and other stakeholders; please email comments or questions to Catherine Ratte at cratte@pvpc.org or feel free to call 413/285-1174 if you would like to discuss your neighborhood’s draft Investment plan.

The planning team continues to meet with the target Neighborhood Councils and other stakeholders to refine the plan recommendations.






The Economic Development, Community Development, Arts & Culture, and Food Access

Click here to view calendar for meeting notes and recordings, and other related materials from Phase One work which focused on Mason Square neighborhoods (Bay, McKnight, Old Hill and Upper Hill) and Maple High/Six Corners Planning Meetings

Phase 2 on Springfield’s Neighborhood Investment Plans. Four more neighborhoods—Brightwood and Memorial Square in the city’s North End, the Metro Center neighborhood in the heart of downtown and the South End are now the focus of the planning process.
The Draft plans for Brightwood and Memorial Square in the city’s North End, the Metro Center and South End are available for review here:
Click on links below to view/download the drafts plans


We want to hear your feedback on Phase 2 of the City of Springfield Neighborhood Planning Process. Please take the time to complete the appropriate survey above that pertains to your neighborhood.

Do you live, work, or frequent the North End, Metro Center, or South End? The Digital Map Tool allows you to comment directly on a map that will inform where investments should be prioritized. Click or tap to place comments on the map on the left, indicating where you believe improvements ought to take place.

Members of the Neighborhood Investment Planning team will be staffing tables at community events, engaging residents with a short survey to understand their investment priorities and opportunities. Collaborating with the New North Citizens Council and the three Neighborhood Councils serving these neighborhoods, the Way Finders team and Planners from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will be engaging residents, community-based organizations and local businesses to understand issues, collaboratively develop or affirm solutions, and prioritize investments for the next ten years.

Data Atlas Resources

The city of Springfield engaged their regional planning agency, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to produce this Data Atlas in order to provide community-based advocacy and service delivery organizations, residents, and city government with health, economic, and educational information on each of the city's 17 neighborhoods. Collectively, we seek to answer the question: how is Springfield doing?

The Springfield Data Atlas by Neighborhood Report and Springfield Data Atlas website are sources for more information regarding the different neighborhoods in Springfield.

Springfield Data Atlas Report      Springfield Data Atlas website
Click on images above to view/download report and connect to Data Atlas website

                Project Timeline

• Winter & Summer '23
• Mason Square Area Neighborhoods:
Old Hill, Upper Hill, McKnight, Bay,
Maple-High/Six Corners

• Fall-Winter-Spring '23-'24
North End Area Neighborhoods:
Brightwood & Memorial Square, Metro Center,
South End

• Summer/Fall/Winter '24
Forest Park, and
Indian Orchard Neighborhoods
                    Neighborhood Information
Mason Square Neighborhood Map (active)
Mason Square Neighborhood Map (pdf)
Old Hill Neighborhood Action Plan (2015) (pdf)
McKnight Plan (1994) (pdf)
City of Springfield Neighborhood Council Directory
City of Springfield Permitting Guides
Open Space and Recreation Plan (2022)
Springfield's Climate Action & Resilience Plan
Springfield Complete Streets Implementation Guide
A Plan for Economic Development in the North End
Rebuild Springfield
Springfield Hazard Mitigation Plan
Northeast Downtown District Master Plan
Rapid Recovery Plan 2021
Office of Planning & Economic Development
Catherine Ratté

Director Land Use and Environment Department
Way Finders
Beatrice Dewberry
Community Building and Engagement Director
Mayor's Office
Ed Whitely
Deputy Director Neighborhood Services
Tina Quagliato Sullivan
Director of Disaster Recovery