The Center City Vision Plan of 2009 was prepared to set the framework for the revitalization of the historic core of the City, which was once the vibrant centerpiece of this planned industrial community.

As with many other industrial cities throughout New England, Holyoke is proactively planning ahead for the future reinvestment in its Center City area by working closely with its diverse community of residents, business owners, institutions and numerous organizations, to help shape a plan. The Vision Plan identifies opportunities to capitalize on the unique aspects of Holyoke’s heritage and green power generation, while embracing new opportunities for job growth, population growth and place making. The goal of the Vision Plan is to set the direction for the Center City and its neighborhoods to realize their future potential.