Read Full Article
Tom Haberlin, director of Economic Development for Chicopee, has been dealing with the fate of the sprawling former Uniroyal plant and neighboring property in the center of the city for more than 30 years.
When we started, the city did not have control of either site, and the municipality had to get control of it, a clear title.
The city has cobbled together pretty close to $10 million in federal and state monies and loans, with the city putting in $4 million of the $8 million needed for a senior center on the Facemate site.
It's an encouraging sign for them; those buildings are gone, and it means progress, We will soon have the most beautiful walk and bikeway along that river.