The City of Holyoke is in the midst of a number of public and private initiatives intended to redevelop many parts of the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. To initiate and coordinate a comprehensive revitalization effort in this area, the City of Holyoke established the Holyoke Redevelopment Authority (HRA) in February 2008. Chartered under Chapter 121B, the HRA has the powers to plan and implement activities needed to redevelop underutilized, deteriorated or blighted areas, to encourage new development, promote growth, create tax revenue, and create new jobs in the City of Holyoke.
The Holyoke Redevelopment Authority has prepared an urban renewal plan titled “Connect. Construct. Create. – A plan to revitalize Center City Holyoke”. The action steps laid out in the plan will maximize opportunities for private development within the Center City over the next several years. Its primary purpose is to promote economic development and growth in Holyoke by capitalizing on the City’s unique characteristics, ‘connecting’ people and places; ‘constructing’ public infrastructure and a diverse stock of commercial, residential and industrial buildings; and ‘creating’ a more vibrant and prosperous Center City.
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