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    2. Federal $3.1 million road grant set to benefit ongoing Ludlow Mills redevelopment project

      Federal $3.1 million road grant set to benefit ongoing Ludlow Mills redevelopment project
      U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the departments Economic Development Administration is earmarking the federal funds for improvements to Riverside Drive, tying into the mixed-use mill project. The $3.1 million grant "will bring the Riverside Drive project at Ludlow Mills one step closer to completion," said U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield.
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    3. Ludlow offers mill redevelopment lessons to Easthampton, Montague

      Ludlow offers mill redevelopment lessons to Easthampton, Montague
      Massachusetts is home to a wealth of majestic mills constructed in the 19th century. But today many of the structures sit empty and unused, even though they still possess structural integrity. "They built these to last," said Westmass Area Development Corp. President and CEO Eric A. Nelson during a tour of the sprawling Ludlow Mills complex Friday. "However, the roofs can be a challenge," he quipped.
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    4. Ludlow Mills, WinnDevelopment appreciate state redevelopment money -- but want it faster

      Ludlow Mills, WinnDevelopment appreciate state redevelopment money -- but want it faster
      WinnDevelopment and Westmass Area Development Corp. have plans to turn Mill 10, the prominent clock tower building at the front of the property, into market-rate apartments for families and couples along with lower-floor office space at a cost of about $40 million. The project at Mill 10 was first announced in 2016. But, Curtis said the funding is still not in place. He expects to start construction in a year ...
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    5. 2nd $3.5M grant funds road construction at Ludlow Mills

      2nd $3.5M grant funds road construction at Ludlow Mills
      The state House of Representatives has approved $3.5 million for ongoing redevelopment efforts at the 170-acre Ludlow Mills property, state Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, said this week. Petrolati said the money would be used to build a nearly one-mile road to allow access to 68 acres of the property, helping to lure additional private investment and create jobs. A bond bill including the funds still needs approval from the ...
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    6. Ludlow’s Mill Project Is Right on Schedule

      Ludlow’s Mill Project Is Right on Schedule
      Eric Nelson said he recently had cause to look over the occupancy permit issued to Westmass Area Development Corp. for the property now known as Ludlow Mills. The date on the document April 2012 gave him both pause and more evidence that time does, indeed, fly. Yes, its been more than six years since this ambitious project a blend of both brownfield and greenfield development was launched, and, for the ...
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    7. Gov. Charlie Baker, WinnDevelopment celebrate 'Residences at Mill 10' at Ludlow Mills

      Gov. Charlie Baker, WinnDevelopment celebrate 'Residences at Mill 10' at Ludlow Mills
      Gov. Charlie Baker and Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow, joined WinnDevelopmentofficials Thursday to celebrate the propertydevelopment company's completion of theResidences at Mill 10, an almost $20 million transformation of a former mill building into 75 units of mixed-income, age-restricted housing at the sprawling Ludlow Mills complex. "Kudos to everybody who was involved in the design and delivery," Baker said to the large crowd that squeezed into the community room ...
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    8. Ludlow Mills project scores $3.5 million MassWorks grant for construction of 'Riverside Drive'

      Ludlow Mills project scores $3.5 million MassWorks grant for construction of 'Riverside Drive'
      Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow, was joined by state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash at Ludlow Millson Tuesday to announcea $3.5 million state grant for ongoing redevelopment atthe 170-acre site, aboutathird of the way through a 15- to 20-year build-out. "His word is his bond, his handshake is his commitment," Petrolati said of Ash, who awarded the MassWorks grant to the Town of Ludlow forconstruction of Riverside ...
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    9. 'Westmass Area Development Corporation has done a tremendous job on this project,' US Rep. Richard Neal says while touring Ludlow Mills complex

      'Westmass Area Development Corporation has done a tremendous job on this project,' US Rep. Richard Neal says while touring Ludlow Mills complex
      The conversionof a formerly vacant mill buildinginto 75 apartments for residents age 50 or olderis "incredibly impressive,"U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said after a recenttour ofthesprawling Ludlow Millscomplex. "Westmass Area Development Corp. has done a tremendous job on this project and has shown what can be done to bring these old workspaces back to life," Neal said, referring tothe regional not-for-profit industrial and business developer overseeing the ...
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    10. State Rep. Tom Petrolati talks up Ludlow Mills as redevelopment efforts continue at 170-acre site

      State Rep. Tom Petrolati talks up Ludlow Mills as redevelopment efforts continue at 170-acre site
      State Rep.Thomas M. Petrolatihas been a bigsupporter of the Ludlow MillsPreservation and Redevelopment project since its inception, which is why he's so pleased withthe progress atthe170-acre State Street site bordering the Chicopee River. The Ludlow Democrat and state Secretary of Housing and Economic DevelopmentJay Ashrecently tookan "informal site walk," saidPetrolati, who's even more excitedaboutthe next phase of the project: the constructionof Riverside Drive.
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    11. A. Crane Construction Continues to Expand Its Scope

      A. Crane Construction Continues to Expand Its Scope
      ts just one example, said the younger Crane who runs the company alongside his father of how A. Crane has expanded its scope over the past decade, assembling a broader book of business in the commercial-building world and branching out into new realms. Weve opened divisions in property management, condominium management, and were running more crews over the past four or five years, he told BusinessWest. Weve taken on many ...
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    12. Ludlow seeking $7M in grants for Westmass Area Development's Riverside Drive project

      Ludlow seeking $7M in grants for Westmass Area Development's Riverside Drive project
      The Board of Selectmen has agreed to apply for $7 million worth of grants on behalf of Westmass Area Development Corp., the region's leading industrial and business park developer, so Westmasscan get started on itsRiverside Drive project at Ludlow Mills. If Ludlow receives thefunding, work on the roadway could begin as early as spring 2018, according tothepresident and CEO of Westmass, Eric Nelson, who advocatedfor the grants at the ...
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    13. Ludlow Builds Off Mill Project’s Momentum

      Ludlow Builds Off Mill Project’s Momentum
      When it comes to economic development in Ludlow, the sprawling project known as Ludlow Mills has been the lead story for several years. But its far from the only story, Douglas Stefancik said. We do need economic development, and we take it seriously, said Ludlows town planner. We look to businesses for tax revenue and jobs. And anytime we can get a new business in town, it enhances the entire ...
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    14. Ludlow Mills celebrates cleanup, worries about future grants for more work as complex comes back to life

      Ludlow Mills celebrates cleanup, worries about future grants for more work as complex comes back to life
      Westmass Area Development Corp. announced this week the completion of a $600,000 cleanup of hazardous asbestos and PCBs from the 170-acre Ludlow Mills complex. But even with the the good news, Westmass is fearful that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfields funding and state/federal historic preservation tax credits for further cleanups might dry up. "I don't know anybody who isn't concerned about the federal budget," said ...
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    15. O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates Finds Cost Efficient Environmental Solutions

      O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates Finds Cost Efficient Environmental Solutions
      The firm known colloquially as OTO has been involved in most of the major building projects that have taken place across the region in the past few decades everything from the major addition at Baystate Medical Center to construction of a subway-car manufacturing plant in Springfields east end. But much of the companys work goes unnoticed, because it takes place before the heavy machinery arrives. To say their work is ...
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