Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness
CITY OF EASTHAMPTON MVP 2022-2023 ACTION GRANT
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).
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Calendar of Events
- Layout & Plant Selection Community Workshop - Flyer (PDF)
- Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm
- Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
- Construction will begin in the Spring of 2022
- Construction should be completed by the Fall of 2022
More information and documents
- Please take our survey about the use of rain barrels around your home
- Choose the plants in front of your property (PDF). Please send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Planning Department, Attn: Jamie Webb, 50 Payson Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027
- Plant selection - planting mixes (PDF)
- Plant selection - color palette (PDF)
- Interactive coloring page for kids (PDF)
- View artist rendering of Cherry Street before/after (PDF)
- View concept plans and graphics - revised 10-13-2021 (PDF)
- View concept plans and graphics - Jan 2021 (PDF)
- Read about the drainage outfall slope restoration (PDF)
- Governor Baker came to Easthampton to announce the grant award. Read the press coverage here: MassLive | Daily Hampshire Gazette | the Reminder | Mass.gov Press Release
- View our complete grant application (PDF)
- Access more project documents here: MVP Documents Repository
CITY OF EASTHAMPTON MVP 2021 ACTION GRANT
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
- View the Green Infrastructure Master Plan Executive Summary (PDF)
- View the Green Infrastructure Master Plan (PDF)
- Learn more about Green Infrastructure (PDF)
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.
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