1. Chicopee Council approves $425,000 to create industrial park off Mass Turnpike

    Chicopee Council approves $425,000 to create industrial park off Mass Turnpike

    The City Council has agreed to spend $425,000 to turn vacant land near the Massachusetts Turnpike into a shovel-ready industrial park, despite misgivings of a number of councilors who said they were uncomfortable about investing money into private property. The council voted 8-5 Tuesday to withdraw the $425,000 from the city's stabilization account and give it to the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. so it can go through the extensive the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act permitting process to prepare the nearly 100-acre Air Park South for business development.

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