December 9, 2008 – WFR Zone Change Vote

December 9, 2008 – 6:30pm City Council Chambers

Holyoke City Council Ordinance Committee to take up vote on the proposed zone change for an 18 acre parcel of property on Whiting Farms Road. The proposed zone change will change the land use from IP (industrial use) to BG, which allows for commercial use by right. Grow Holyoke is in favor of this zone change, as it will allow for a potential Lowe’s Home Improvement store to develop the site. The zone change will allow for the creation of approximately 140 full and part time jobs and the generation of approximately $350,000 in annual tax revenues for the city. The development will also allow for much needed vehicular mitigation to occur in the area that will help calm traffic and improve safety for residents and the children of the Donohue School located on Whiting Farms Road. -Updated 12/5/08

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