Nearly 100 Gather for Chestnut Park Apartments Groundbreaking Ceremony Text Size

This morning, nearly 100 people gathered to mark the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Chestnut Park Apartments project. Mayor Morse emceed the event, and other speakers included Ward One City Councilor Gladys Lebron-Martinez and Denis Walsh, the property owner.

The property, which used to hold Holyoke Catholic High School, is being renovated to include 55 workforce apartments. The project is a $20 million investment in downtown Holyoke.

While addressing the crowd, Mayor Morse emphasized this project’s importance in the city’s broader efforts to revitalize downtown. 

Reflecting later, the mayor said, “I am proud that this location, which was such an important part of Holyoke’s past, will now be part of a bright future for our downtown.

“I am thrilled to be with you today,” Walsh said. “Holyoke is a great city, and it’s going to be a greater city. These buildings are going to be a credit to us all.”


Posted on August 18, 2014 by