Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness


The City of Easthampton was recently awarded an FY2022-20223 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Action Grant through Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The primary purpose of this grant project is to construct the Cherry Street Green Infrastructure Improvements that were designed as part of the FY2021 action grant (below). The improvements include water, sewer, drainage, green infrastructure enhancements, sidewalks, curbing and road reconstruction, as well as repairs to the storm drain outlet and restoration of the slope and parts of Brickyard Brook

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Morais Concrete Services, Inc out of Springfield, MA was selected as the prime contractor for the project. Due to supply chain issues, the start of construction will be later than anticipated. Construction is expected to begin the week of Monday, August 1, 2022. Some incidental site prep work (e.g. project sign and installation of erosion control measures) may begin before then. Construction should be substantially completed by the end of Fall 2022 but may continue to Spring 2023 due to the supply chain delays.

Please note that Cherry Street will be an active construction site over the summer and into the fall. The City and the Contractor will work to minimize the inconveniences and adverse impacts. However, be aware that anything near (within 5-6 feet) of the existing roadway could be accidentally damaged – if you are concerned about things being damaged that cannot be replaced, we encourage you to plan accordingly.

The City can be contacted should any concerns or problems arise in relation to this project. Please direct concerns or problems to Jamie Webb, Easthampton Assistant Planner at 413-529-1405 or 

In case of emergency outside of regular business hours, please contact Easthampton’s emergency services dispatch at 413-527-1212

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Cherry Street Neighborhood: Green Infrastructure Planning and Resiliency Design

The City of Easthampton was awarded an FY2021 Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program Action Grant through Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. A key goal of the City’s grant project is to promote long-term planning and resiliency measures that consider both existing and ongoing infrastructure needs and form the basis of a climate resiliency vision and implementation strategy for the City.

The City has received state funding to develop a Green Infrastructure Master Plan to address stormwater-driven flooding hazards throughout the City and for the design of green infrastructure improvements in the Cherry Street Neighborhood.

The Citywide Green Infrastructure Master Plan was completed in June 2021

In the Cherry St, Mt. Tom Ave, and Lux Ave neighborhood, this grant is funding:

  • Design engineering to repair a failing stormwater outfall at the end of Cherry Street and restore the eroded slope and adjacent stream within Brickyard Brook Conservation Area. 
  • Design of green infrastructure practices to manage and infiltrate stormwater along Cherry St, Mount Tom Ave, and Lux Ave to lessen the burden on that stormwater outfall.

Learn more about the Cherry St Neighborhood project: Read more and view graphics

Watch a video of the neighborhood meeting, which was held on 2/22/2021 to discuss the improvements proposed in the Cherry Street neighborhood and solicit comments from local residents.

Want to learn more about MVP? Visit the Resilient MA Climate Website