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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Eric Nelson Takes the Helm at Westmass

      Eric Nelson Takes the Helm at Westmass
      As Eric Nelson takes the reins at Westmass Area Development Corp., the agency’s ambitious Ludlow Mills project, which features economic-development opportunities on several levels, is entering an intriguing new stage. Meanwhile, Westmass is moving aggressively to answer the question ‘what’s next?’ — meaning everything from development of new sites to creation of a development-services arm to provide technical assistance to area cities and towns.
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    9. Ludlow Mills Projects Create Added Momentum

      Ludlow Mills Projects Create Added Momentum
      Brian Mannix stood at the foot of Ludlows new riverwalk behind Ludlow Mills and talked about a future he could clearly picture. Think of what it would be like to clear away some of this greenery and have a restaurant with seats facing the river and boutique shops with benches outside, said Mannix, chair of the towns Board of Selectmen, as he spoke about Ludlow Mills, the projects underway on ...
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    10. WinnDevelopment plans $60M apartment project at Ludlow Mills

      WinnDevelopment plans $60M apartment project at Ludlow Mills
      WinnDevelopment announced Thursday that it will build 100 to 136 market-rate apartments, as well as commercial, retail and office space, in the iconic clock tower building at Ludlow Mills over the next few years. It will be a $60 million project with construction beginning in a year to 18 months, said Lawrence H. Curtis, president and managing partner of WinnDevelopment, which is currently constructing 75 active senior apartments in the ...
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    11. Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23

      Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23
      The day-long event which includes a light breakfast, lunch, municipality and resource vendors, plus an interactive map featuring priority development opportunities is being coordinated by key area organizations, including the Western Mass. Economic Development Council (EDC), Economic Development Partners, MassDevelopment, and MassEcon. We are thrilled to be a part organizing this event, said Ann Burke, EDC vice president. This is an incredibly exciting time for the region, with many investment ...
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    12. Town Builds on Momentum from Ludlow Mills

      Town Builds on Momentum from Ludlow Mills
      Town Planner Douglas Stefancik calls it the crown jewel of the mills. He was referring to the recently completed HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts, the first new structure to be built on the Ludlow Mills property, owned and being redeveloped by Westmass Area Development Corp. The $28.5 million, 74,000-square-foot hospital has 53 private rooms and a state-of-the-art physical therapy center, said Stefancik, adding that the project received ...
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    13. Senior housing project by WinnDevelopment to move forward at Ludlow Mills

      Senior housing project by WinnDevelopment to move forward at Ludlow Mills
      State Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow, reported that that Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday $1.4 million in state Department of Housing and Community Development funding which will allow a senior housing project to move forward at the Ludlow Mills. The $28 million senior housing project by WinnDevelopment already has received a $3 million state historical tax credit. "These funds will allow the project to move forward," Petrolati said. The ...
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    14. American River Nutrition Begins Construction in Hadley

      American River Nutrition Begins Construction in Hadley
      Westmass Area Development Corp. announced that American River Nutrition, founded by former UMass Amherst Professor of Food Science and Nutrition Barrie Tan, has begun construction of a 25,000-square-foot office and manufacturing building at the Hadley University Business Park. With the coordinated permitting efforts of the Hadley Planning Board and Conservation Commission, construction is able to commence.
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    15. Environmental cleanup of Ludlow Mills project completed

      Environmental cleanup of Ludlow Mills project completed
      The $1.45 million environmental cleanup of the 170-acre Ludlow Mills property has been completed, Kenneth Delude, president of the Westover Area Development Corp., told the Board of Selectmen. The 170-acre project is free of soil and water contaminants, Delude told the Board of Selectmen. Delude said he wished to thank State Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, and State Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham, for their assistance in securing state funds for ...
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    16. Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk

      Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk
      The Westmass Area Development Corp. has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project at Ludlow Mills. The Riverwalk is part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan. Bids will be opened on Aug. 21 with construction expected to begin in the fall, according to a news release. The Riverwalk will offer public space for foot traffic and passive recreation, opening up ...
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