Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness

CITY OF EASTHAMPTON MVP 2020 ACTION GRANT

Cherry Street Neighborhood: Green Infrastructure Planning and Resiliency Design

The City of Easthampton was recently awarded a 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.

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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.

What is green infrastructure? Read this flyer to learn more about Green Infrastructure

Access other project documents here: MVP Documents Repository

Learn more about MVP at the state level: Resilient MA Climate Website