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Looking At Market Square: Toward A Development Concept For Chicopee Center, Center For Economic Development Jan 1996

Looking At Market Square: Toward A Development Concept For Chicopee Center, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report presents a series of marketing and economic development strategies for the central business district in Chicopee Center known as the Market Square area. The City of Chicopee, along with the cities of Holyoke and Springfield, is part of the urban center of the Pioneer Valley region. Like many older industrial cities, and like many cities with a small downtown area, Chicopee finds its economic fortunes at an ebb. Although Chicopee is certainly not a city in distress, it is believed that steps should be taken to ensure that the Market Square area does not slip into serious decline ...


Buzzards Bay Aquarium New Bedford, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1994

Buzzards Bay Aquarium New Bedford, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

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This report was done in six parts: a history and background analysis of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and market research was carried out to understand local tourism efforts and visitors profiles. Then a study of existing aquariums throughout the country was taken to establish type, size, location and demographics, and analysis of the three possible aquarium sites in New Bedford in terms of size, location, access, parking and complementary facilities. Fifth, to enable New Bedford to remain in keeping with the existing marine industrial zoning on its waterfront the team investigated research and development possibilities for the aquarium and determine how ...


Reuse Of Six Industrial Mills In Easthampton, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1994

Reuse Of Six Industrial Mills In Easthampton, Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

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The purpose of this report was to determine the suitability for the reuse of six turn-of-the-century industrial mills in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The mills, clustered in the center of town, are an important historic and architectural resource, providing a visual link with Easthampton’s industrial heritage.


Marketing Western Massachusetts As A Tourism Destination For International Travelers, Center For Economic Development Jan 1993

Marketing Western Massachusetts As A Tourism Destination For International Travelers, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

In the Spring of 1991, a three phase project was begun at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in which the overall goal of the project was to design and implement an economic development program which would assist the information dominated service industries located in Western Massachusetts. The research for the first phase of the project was undertaken by Regional Planning M.A. candidate Maureen Moriarty under the guidance of adjunct Professor Robert Hopley, School of Business Administration, and Professor Meir Gross, Department of Regional Planning. This initial step in the research "entailed the creation of a pilot program in ...


Highest And Best Use Analysis Athol Industrial Mall, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Highest And Best Use Analysis Athol Industrial Mall, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was made to explore the possible uses of the Athol Mall located in Athol, Massachusetts. The report explores the possible advantages and disadvantages of the location and accessibility of the mall, and the floor lay out of the building.


Land Use Laws And Policies Impacts Of Non-Conforming Industrial Sites On Residential Neighborhoods In Select Massachusetts Cities, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Land Use Laws And Policies Impacts Of Non-Conforming Industrial Sites On Residential Neighborhoods In Select Massachusetts Cities, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was meant to evaluate how effectively non-conforming industrial sites have adapted to their surrounding residential neighborhood by discussing various aspects of these buildings, such as their operation, size, age and appearance in relation to nearby homes.

The studied areas include Massachusetts cities of Leominster, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Chicopee, and Westfield.