An online survey for residents of the five targeted neighborhoods of Bay, McKnight, Old Hill, Upper Hill, and Maple High-Six Corners is available at the Neighborhood Investment Plan website: https://www.pvpc.org/spfld-nbhd-plans.
The Mason Square plus Maple High/Six Corners resident neighborhood survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is accessible in English and Spanish. The survey will remain open for responses through the end of April. Project updates and reports from previous community meetings can also be found on the project webpage, along with a timeline of the planning process and future opportunities to participate.
Additionally, there will be a neighborhood workshop meeting on Saturday, April 1, 2023, in the community room at Elias Brookings Apartments located at 367 Hancock St., from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Lunch and live Spanish translation will be provided.
Residents of the targeted neighborhoods are invited to the final in-person meeting to identify and lift-up needs and ideas for investment in these neighborhoods. Future meetings will focus on developing ideas into strategic actions and investment opportunities and then prioritizing proposed solutions.
For more information about the Neighborhood Investment Plans, contact Catherine Ratte, Director-Land Use & Environment department, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, at email@example.com or (413) 285-1174 or contact the city of Springfield staff working on these plans: Tina Quagliato-Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ed Whitley at email@example.com.
Mayor Sarno states, “CDO Tim Sheehan and I want to encourage the residents of our Mason Square, Bay, McKnight, Old Hill, Upper Hill and Maple High-Six Corners neighborhoods to attend this community meeting and respond to the survey. These important community outreach sessions continue my administration’s commitment to all our neighborhoods. Here we seek community input, which plays an intricate role in my administrations 10-year capital plans when reviewing economic development opportunities that are conducive to the neighborhoods and just as important, also enhance the quality of life for our residents and businesses, including exploring all funding opportunities for neighborhood and community projects and initiatives.”
“I want to thank Director of Disaster Recovery and Compliance Tina Quagliato-Sullivan, Deputy Director of Neighborhood Services Ed Whitley and the dedicated staff at Eco Dev for their continued efforts on behalf of all our neighborhoods. They do a tremendous job working with our neighborhood councils to hear their concerns and help advance community projects and initiatives for the betterment of our residents and business community,” added Mayor Sarno.