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2012 OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION PLAN

The Holyoke Conservation Commission is responsible for updating the City’s Open Space and Recreation Plan.  This plan was developed after an intense round of public participation in the fall of 2011 – 2012.   The Mayor and City Council endorsed this document on February 6, 2013.  The goals and objectives contained within this document will guide the next five years of conservation and recreation activities in the City.

This document can be viewed here: Compressed OSRP 2013-2018

Updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Communities throughout Hampden County, including Holyoke, are receiving updated flood hazard maps as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) nationwide program to modernize Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The new maps are scheduled to become effective on July 15, 2013.  The Holyoke City Council will have a public hearing to give residents a chance to learn more about these changes at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers on March 12, 2013.  Please fell free to review the proposed changes below to become familiar with the new floodplain boundaries in the City.  Please feel free to contact either the Planning Department or the Conservation Department with any questions.

Revised FIRMs

Flood Insurance Study: Part 1Part 2Part 3

Map – 25013C0086E – Mt Tom

Map – 25013C0088E – Smith’s Ferry

Map – 25013C0181E – Pomeroy St

Map – 25013C0182E – Whiting Reservoir/Brook

Map – 25013C0183E – Rock Valley

Map – 25013C0191E – Ashley Reservoir/Snake Pond

Map – 25013C0192E – Jones Ferry

Map – 25013C0201E – Log Pond Cove/Jones Point Park

Map – 25013C0203E – Berkshire St Area

Map – 25013C0204E – Water Street Area

Map – 25013C0211E – Portion of Springdale

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