More than $200K awarded to western Massachusetts communities in land use planning grants


NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Baker administration is giving more than a million dollars in land use planning grants around the state.

The funds will help communities sustainably develop and conserve land and diversify housing choices.

The grants are funding 29 projects in the state. Here in western Massachusetts, it’ll fund the following projects:

  • Adams – $45,000 – Housing Package: 40R, ADU, Housing Choice Zoning Measures, plus Home Occupations
  • Athol – $40,000 – Downtown rezoning
  • Easthampton – $21,000 – Parking Utilization Study; Sale/Reuse of 3 municipal buildings
  • Great Barrington – $10,000 – Food System Plan for Climate Resilience
  • Northampton – $45,000 – Community & Resilience Hub
  • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) – $43,000 – Land Development & Management in the Pioneer Valley after COVID 19
  • Ware – $30,000 – West St. Corridor Study

Massachusetts land use planning grants announced

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will help Easthampton, Hadley, Ludlow, and South Hadley with land development.

Governor Baker says these grants will make the state a more affordable, sustainable place to live and raise a family.

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