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Event takes place on March 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM
291 Pine Street Holyoke MA

Public Meeting: Historic Preservation Plan
 Thursday, March 10 –  6PM
 Second Floor Activity Room
 Holyoke Senior Center – 291 Pine Street

 You’re invited to attend the first public meeting on the City’s Historic Preservation Plan update. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 10 at 6PM in the second floor Activity Room of the Holyoke Senior Center at 291 Pine Street.

 For the first time since 1996, the City of Holyoke commissioned an update to its Historic Preservation Plan last fall with grant funding provided by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the City’s Community Development Block Grant allocation.

 Over the years, many historic properties have fallen in significant disrepair, which has increased the cost to repair and preserve them, or worse, at times resulted in collapses or the need for demolition to protect public safety. This updated Plan will provide City officials and community members with a comprehensive understanding of the current preservation needs and priorities, and how they can be attended to in order to both protect our City’s history and enhance its future.

 This planning effort is being performed by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) under the management of the City’s Office of Planning & Economic Development and the Office of Community Development.

Join us on Thursday March 10 to meet the project team, discuss the Plan’s objectives, and the work performed thus far. Productive community feedback is encouraged, as it is an important part of the planning process.  If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in giving feedback on historic preservation in Holyoke, please contact Elizabeth Rairigh at PVPC ( or 413-781-6045).

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