The Office of Planning & Economic Development has been engaged with Third Eye Network on the Massachusetts Rapid Recovery Plan Program. The program is intended to provide every municipality in Massachusetts the opportunity to develop actionable, project-based recovery plans tailored to the unique economic challenges and COVID-19 related impacts to downtowns, town centers, and commercial areas across the commonwealth. The target area of the Holyoke Plan is the Center City Neighborhoods of Downtown, Churchill, South Holyoke, and the Flats.

At the conclusion of phase 1 of the plan, a presentation was given on June 10, 2021, by project consultant, Dr. Lomax Campbell. The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded by clicking here and the presentation can be viewed by clicking here.