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University of Massachusetts Amherst

1992

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When The Mall Comes To A Small Town: How To Shape Development With Carrots And Sticks, John Mullin, Zenia Kotval Oct 1992

When The Mall Comes To A Small Town: How To Shape Development With Carrots And Sticks, John Mullin, Zenia Kotval

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

Across the United States there is a continuous expansion of population away from our traditional urban center cities. As people have occupied housing in these former open spaces, industrial parks and commercial centers have soon followed. While local planning boards have been able, in most cases, to handle residential and industrial growth, they are rarely able to handle extensive retail growth. Indeed, when a mall developer - complete with a multitalented staff and reams of plans - comes before a small town planning board, there is inevitable shock and a great deal of fear. In our experience, few small towns are ever ...


Towards A Vision For The Future: The Need For Growth Management Strategies, John Mullin Apr 1992

Towards A Vision For The Future: The Need For Growth Management Strategies, John Mullin

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

A look at Pennsylvania from a national perspective indeed illustrates that it is the Keystone State. Parts of it are eastern and tied into megalopolis. Indeed, the Lehigh Valley is now part of the Regional Plan of New York. Parts of it are upper-south in character, parts are thrust into the Midwest, and parts are now in the economic sphere of Baltimore and Washington. (I think the fact that most surprised me while I researched this paper was that Gettysburg will be less than thirty minutes away from the new Washington Metro connection in Frederick). What all this points to ...


The Reconstruction Of Lisbon Following The Earthquake Of 1755: A Study In Despotic Planning, John R. Mullin Jan 1992

The Reconstruction Of Lisbon Following The Earthquake Of 1755: A Study In Despotic Planning, John R. Mullin

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Faculty Publication Series

This paper is a description and analysis of the plan for the rebuilding of Lisbon following the earthquake of 1755. This tremor was so devastating that the entire city centre, the Baixa, ceased to exist. From this chaos emerged the Marques de Pombal who, with the approval of the King, immediately brought order and began to develop efforts to create the new Lisbon. The effort first focused upon the development of four options that included rebuilding the city as it was, reconstructing the city with minimal improvements to the street pattern, undertaking a total rebuilding effort or starting fresh on ...


Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to begin the community renewal program for Liberty-Taylor Industrial Corridor located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The objectives of the report was to describe current conditions the Liberty-Taylor Corridor; to analyze and update previous planning studies of the Corridor; to identify key roadblocks to investment in the Corridor, and to present possible solutions in order to stimulate reinvestment.


Using Water For Local Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Using Water For Local Economic Development, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was meant to evaluate the quality and the quantity of water available to the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. The report looks at the demand for clean water, and how the city provides it to the residents of the city.


Springfield Business Retention And Visitation Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Springfield Business Retention And Visitation Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to create a data-base through which Springfield could identify the needs and concerns of local businesses in an effort to enhance the business climate. This system would be used by the greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce to assemble and analyze specific types of business-related information, develop company profiles, develop an early warning program, and in general generate a greater understanding of how the Springfield, Massachusetts, area is perceived as a place to do business.


Manual Of Build-Out Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Manual Of Build-Out Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report is to be an introduction to Building-Out Analysis. Build-Out Analysis is a planning tool that results in mapped and tabular information that shows, visually, what a landscape could look like, and numerically what the resulting population could be with respect to zoning ordinances and subdivision control regulations in place at the time of the analysis


Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Reuse Of The Waverly Mill Potential For A Retail Outlet Center, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to explore the prospect of reusing the Waverly Mill to establish an outlet retail center in the town of Adams, Massachusetts. The report also examines the impacts and benefits of an outlet center in respect to jobs and local businesses.


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.


Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Feasibility Assessment Study Proposed Industrial Park, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This study was conducted to determine the strengths and weaknesses of land use for industrial purposes in Athol, Massachusetts. The study goes on to review planning documents, consulting the Town Administrator and the site finding committee, interviewing the town officials, developers, realtors and Chamber of Commerce official and local newspaper editor.


What To Do With Scrap Tires In The 1990'S Technology, Market And Policy Considerations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

What To Do With Scrap Tires In The 1990'S Technology, Market And Policy Considerations, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to look at the issue of what to do with the millions of scrap tires in surplus, and those added to the waste stream each year. The report goes on to identify and evaluate the options with regards to the reusing and disposing of scrap tires, discuses and evaluate the recycling of tires as a tool to generate economics development in Western Massachusetts, and explores the current options for disposal of existing tire stockpile.


Economic Development Policies Industrial Development Commissions State Of Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Economic Development Policies Industrial Development Commissions State Of Massachusetts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report explores the potential economic policies the state of Massachusetts can put into place to grow its industrial development. The report examines the geography and economy of the region, the labor market, demographic shifts, the size of the community, and the structure of the local government.


Overall Economic Development Plan An Annual Update, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Overall Economic Development Plan An Annual Update, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report’s purpose was to analyze the economic conditions of Rutland County, Vermont. It covers Employment, Labor Force, Unemployment, and Housing.


Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Data Collection And Analysis Master Planning Process, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The focus of the report was to help develop a Master Plan for the town of Orange, Massachusetts. The Plan details a land inventory, a housing condition survey, real-estate data collection, demographic data, and an infrastructure capacity assessment.


Corridor Study-Route 32 West Street And Palmer Road, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Corridor Study-Route 32 West Street And Palmer Road, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to help analyze the current and future uses along Route 32, which is located in Ware, Massachusetts, and the impact of those uses in terms of fiscal and infrastructure impacts to the town.


Design And Feasibility Study Affordable Housing, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Design And Feasibility Study Affordable Housing, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The study examines three neighborhoods: Highland Street, Old Belchertown Road, and Cummings Road in the town of Ware, Massachusetts. It explores the physical characteristics and determines the sustainability, and then goes on to provide a buildout scenario of each of the three sites.


Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Corridor Study Alvord Street Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report aims to update the Master Plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The report goes on to examine Alvord Street, which is located in the south west area of town next to the Connecticut River, and has historically been used as agricultural land for the past eight years.


Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report purpose was to build a plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The five year plan will serve to improve the existing efforts and establish a long and short term goal for the Holyoke Range and the Connecticut River with the idea of making it more accessible to the public.


Industrial Feasibility Studies Three Scattered Sites Springfield, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development Jan 1992

Industrial Feasibility Studies Three Scattered Sites Springfield, Massachusetts, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of developing industrial sites at three locations in the City if Springfield. Due to a shortage of industrial land the City is extremely interested in identifying parcels of land upon which industry can be sited.

The study was undertaken by the Springfield Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the Center For Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The objective of the effort was to encourage the development of new or existing industry at sites whose development would be in keeping with the planning goals and objectives of ...