1. Northampton invests in its downtown and Pleasant Street corridor

    Northampton invests in its downtown and Pleasant Street corridor

    Mayor David Narkewicz said he has no intention of letting downtown Northampton rest on its laurels. The city's recent progress is obvious -- a newly redesigned Pulaski Park anchors the west end of Main Street, new shops have opened or moved to larger spaces and a number of major developments are underway. "Pulaski Park was a major investment in our downtown, and a major investment in our local economy," said Narkewicz. "It has transformed that end of Main Street." Designed by Stephen Stimson Associates of Cambridge, the park opened in July thanks in part to Community Preservation Act funds and ...

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    1. Pulaski Park was a major investment in our downtown, and a major investment in our local economy.
    2. Store and restaurant owners are already seeing an increase in foot traffic in that area.
    3. The Pleasant Street corridor is an important gateway to our city.
    4. After the BID was dissolved, we brought everybody into the same room.
    5. We have outdoor recreation, modern infrastructure, easy access to Interstate 91, the lowest unemployment rate in the Valley, and a strong real estate market.
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