mill redevelopment

      Plans to redevelop two old mill complexes are being called a “game-changer” for the downtown of a western Massachusetts city.


More than $9 million in state funding has been awarded to three western Massachusetts cities to pay for infrastructure such as new sewer and water mains and streetscape work needed to support housing and other economic development projects.

The state grants will help support an effort to repair and preserve one of the oldest public housing complexes in the nation located in the city of Holyoke, convert an old mill building in Chicopee into loft apartments, and reconfigure one of the most dangerous traffic intersections in the region: the “Six Corners” in Springfield.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Congressman Richard Neal was in Lee, Massachusetts Tuesday to announce federal funding for a vacant mill.

The largest brownfield mill redevelopment project in New England, in Ludlow Massachusetts, has been designated a priority project by Massachusetts state officials.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Massachusetts Lt Gov Timothy Murray recently added five new projects to the state’s Brownfields Support Team Initiative. Ludlow Mills is the only project in western Massachusetts to be designated for the cleanup assistance in this latest round.