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    2. Ludlow Mills Among Projects to Receive State Funding from Site Readiness Awards

      Ludlow Mills Among Projects to Receive State Funding from Site Readiness Awards
      On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, and MassDevelopment President and CEO Dan Rivera were joined by state and local officials and representatives from Westmass Area Development Corp. to announce $2,834,850 in funding to nine projects including Ludlow Mills, the only Western Mass. project of the nine in the sixth round of Site Readiness Program awards. The Site Readiness Program is part ...
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    3. Westfield Data-center Project Makes a Hard Push for the Finish Line

      Westfield Data-center Project Makes a Hard Push for the Finish Line
      Its called a hyper-scale data center. Thats the name attached to a $2.7 billion proposal planned for a 155-acre parcel in Westfield. The complicated project, now entering the local-approval phase, has cleared perhaps the biggest hurdle the aggregation of a site that can check a unique set of boxes, including accessibility to huge amounts of power and data. If it comes to fruition and there are still many challenges ...
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    4. Mixed-income Housing Project at Ludlow Mills to Begin in 2022

      Mixed-income Housing Project at Ludlow Mills to Begin in 2022
      With state financing now in place, construction is expected to begin in early 2022 on a $29.9 million project to transform the landmark Mill 8 at the historic Ludlow Mills complex into 95 mixed-income apartments for adults 55 and older and a center for supportive healthcare services, Westmass Area Development Corp. and WinnDevelopment announced. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced new tax credits and subsidies ...
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    5. GCAi Dodges Raindrops to Help Westmass Launch New Digital Presence

      GCAi Dodges Raindrops to Help Westmass Launch New Digital Presence
      Generally, unless theres a power outage, the weather does not impact digital production. But this year, all the rules were thrown out the window. While snowflakes were still flying during GCAis planning phase for the new Westmass Area Development Corp. website, it was both the heat and wet weather that proved to be challenging while capturing the high-quality visuals that the project required.
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    6. Westmass Strives to Become a More Impactful Force in Economic Development

      Westmass Strives to Become a More Impactful Force in Economic Development
      The primary role of the Westmass Area Development Corp. as the agency recently stressed in a letter to area stakeholders is to to manage the entire economic-development process from conception to completion. How it performs that role is changing and expanding, however not just in its portfolio of development and property reuse, including its industrial parks and the ever-intriguing Ludlow Mills project, but as a valuable consultant for businesses and ...
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    7. Food Bank of Western Massachusetts moving to Chicopee

      Food Bank of Western Massachusetts moving to Chicopee
      The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be moving from its longtime headquarters in Hatfield to a new location in Chicopee. The Food Bank in December acquired 16.5 acres of vacant land at the Chicopee River Business Park, at the corner of East Main and Carew streets, from Westmass Area Development Corp., for $449,235, with the intent to move to a newly constructed building there in the next ...
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    8. Loophole Brewing Services Announces Ludlow Mills Location

      Loophole Brewing Services Announces Ludlow Mills Location
      Joined by state Rep. Tom Petrolati and leadership from Westmass Area Development Corp., Loophole Brewing Services announced plans for its new location at 90 First Ave. in Ludlow. The planned 21,000-square-foot brewery, taproom, and beer garden will occupy the former jute-processing building on a 2.5-acre parcel at the eastern end of the Ludlow Mills complex. We are extremely excited to be part of the redevelopment of the historic ...
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    9. Antonio Dos Santos Named Board Chairman of Westmass Area Development Corp.

      Antonio Dos Santos Named Board Chairman of Westmass Area Development Corp.
      The Westmass Area Development Corp. board of directors has elected Antonio Dos Santos its new chairman, replacing Carol Campbell as her term expires. Dos Santos joined the board in 2011 and has served in numerous roles, most recently as vice chair. He is a partner at the Springfield-based law firm Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos Devlin, P.C., specializing in business, commercial real estate, and commercial lending.
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    10. Westmass Area Development Corp. Moves Corporate Offices to Downtown Springfield

      Westmass Area Development Corp. Moves Corporate Offices to Downtown Springfield
      Westmass Area Development Corp. announced the opening of its new corporate offices in downtown Springfield. Located at One Monarch Place, Suite 1350, the new offices will host all corporate functions of Westmass with capacity to continue regional awareness and growth. The new office location will enable Westmass to continue to brand itself as a regional development company focusing on opportunities in real estate and economic development in Western Mass.
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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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