- Plans & Studies
Plans & Studies
Green Infrastructure Master Plan (2021)
This plan explores how the city can use green infrastructure as an alternative to and in addition to traditional stormwater management. Green infrastructure uses natural processes to process stormwater while providing numerous other benefits.
Honeywell Energy Project (2021)
Information related to the Honeywell Energy Project an initiative to audit Easthampton's energy uses and propose solutions to meet the City's energy needs, reduce carbon emissions, and increase resiliency.
Housing Production Plan (2021)
The main purposes of a Housing Production Plan (HPP) are to increase the supply of low- and moderate-income housing, address local and regional housing needs, and reduce housing production barriers.
Open Space & Recreation Plan (2021)
The purpose of this plan is to inventory, assess, and plan for future open space and recreation resources.
Historic Architectural Survey Report (2021)
Summary report for the 2021 intensive-level community-wide survey of cultural and architectural resources in the City
Plains to School (2020)
Plains to School is a 2020 plan set completed by students at the Conway School of Ecological Landscape Design and Planning. It explores the opportunity to provide safe and accessible walking and biking routes from the "Plains" neighborhood to the Mountainview K-8 school.
Downtown Strategic Plan (2020)
The overall purpose of the Downtown Strategic Plan is to coordinate, gather, and synthesize a wide range of community input into a cohesive and innovated plan for the downtown area's economic growth, sustainability, and future needs.
Community Development Strategy (2019-2024)
The Community Development Strategy describes Easthampton’s community development goals and activities including those that may be suitable for assistance under Community Development Block Grant programs and other state and federal community development programs.
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Final Summary of Findings (2019)
The core directive of the MVP program is to engage community stakeholders to facilitate the education, planning, and ultimate implementation of priority climate change adaptation actions.
Emerging Pathways Connectivity Study (2019)
A Conway School student report analyzing the existing bicycle infrastructure and bike safety in the Easthampton. The report provides recommendations for a comprehensive bike network in Easthampton.
Highway Business District Report (2018)
A report completed by the Highway Business District Review committee that provides recommendations for revised zoning to promote business, simplify the permitting process, and increase green space.
Council on Aging Planning Study (2018)
This report contains extensive survey results from Easthampton Residents age 55 and older and describes steps that Easthampton can take to support a larger senior population,
Complete Streets Strategy (2017)
The plan analyzes transportation patterns through Easthampton and identifies priority areas to improve infrastructure for cycling and walking.
Park Hills Trail Study (2016)
This plan set completed by students at The Conway School of Ecological Landscape Design explores the potential for trail networks in the Park Hill Priority Protection Area.
Permitting Reviews of Industrial/Manufacturing Uses (2016)
This study analyzes the permitting processes for industrial or manufacturing uses in Easthampton and provides recommendations for permitting reforms.
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (2016)
This plan identifies ways that Easthampton can mitigate risk from Natural Hazards through proactive pre-disaster planning.
Mount Tom - Making Connections (2015)
A Conway School project identifies how the Mt. Tom range serves an integral port of a larger network of wildlife habitat and explores further recreational opportunities on the mountain.
Designing a Public Green Space at the Former Parsons School (2015)
A Conway School student landscape design for public green space at the former Parsons School.
A Neighborhood Strategy for Improving the Lower Mill Pond Watershed (2015)
A Conway School student project studies the Lower Mill Pond watershed and provides recommendations for managing the city’s stormwater in that area.
Complete Streets Initiative for Union Street (2014)
This report provides a vision and framework for coherent, complete improvements to create an improved pedestrian corridor, provide appropriate support for bicyclists, accommodate safer movement of vehicles and address existing parking conditions on Union Street.
Organics to Energy - Anaerobic Feasibility Study (2014)
A feasibility study of producing energy from organic waste at the Wastewater Treatment Plan on Gosselin Drive.
Pleasant Street Mill Infrastructure Project - Artist Rendering (2012)
A 2012 artist rendering depicting the possible future of the Pleasant Street mill buildings and Millside Park.
Master Plan (2008)
The 2008 Master Plan was developed by the citizens of Easthampton, for the citizens of Easthampton. Driven by the Master Plan Committee, this planning process offered several opportunities for the public at large to learn and comment about key issues and challenges that will be facing the City of Easthampton in the future
Urban River Visions - Lower Mill Park, a new front Door for Easthampton's Mill District (2002)
Urban River Visions was a project from the Community Preservation Initiative to revitalize Urban Rivers as cultural and economic centers throughout cities in Massachusetts. In 2002 the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs along with the City of Easthampton created this framework for the revitalization of Lower Mill Pond and the surrounding areas.
Echodale Orchard Landscape Plan
In 2008, the City of Easthampton purchased Echodale Orchard, a 24.3-acre parcel located in the Park Hill agricultural area of Easthampton. The parcel was acquired through Self Help Grant Program funds for conservation and recreation purposes. Part of the parcel has since been converted to the 0.82-acre Ted Sparko Memorial Community Garden.This project focuses on increasing accessibility to the site, explores the feasibility of adding trails to the abandoned apple orchard, and provides recommendations for the stewardship of the site.