Projects 2020

UNDERWAY! SEE PHOTOS (See "Holyoke - 2 Houses")

The Holyoke Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity received an award of $120,000 for the creation of community housing through the construction of 2 single-family homes on a vacant lot at 484 Chestnut Street at the corner of Chestnut and Jackson Streets (between the Falcetti Towers and Churchill Homes) to be sold to income eligible first-time home buyers. Habitat for Humanity volunteers are is now in the process of building the two homes.

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VIEW FINAL REPORT (PHASE I)The City Council approved the CPAC’s recommendation of $104,500 to the municipally-owned historic site of Wistariahurst Museum for the update of decaying and unsafe electrical wiring in the Main House building. Funds will go toward replacement of old fuse boxes; bringing electrical system up to code; adding additional ground outlets throughout the event and performance spaces, replacing or rewiring of old fixtures and other electrical repairs as needed

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PROJECT COMPLETE. VIEW STUDY.

The City Council approved the CPAC’s recommendation of $25,000 to the Holyoke Solders’ Memorial Commission to fund a restoration study of Lady Liberty Monument in Veteran’s Park. Highly qualified Historic

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PROJECT COMPLETE (PHASE III).

The City Council approved $80,000 to the Department of Public Works for the Phase III of the City Hall Stained Glass Windows Restoration Project. These funds will rehabilitate up to two (2) stained glass windows including Window #12 (last window on the west side of City Hall) and possibly Window #3 (east side of City Hall). If bid pricing does not allow for the rehabilitation of the 2nd window: 1 window will be rehabilitated along with the removal and crating of the remaining ballroom windows (#1, #2, #4, and #5) and possibly one or both of the small windows removed from the rear of the City Hall (#6 and #7) as part of the current project will take place.

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The City Council approved the CPAC’s recommendation of $26,170 to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round for the rehabilitation of 4 (four) of the 21 hand-crafted wooden carousel horses in need of repair. This project includes the dismount and remount of these four 90-year-old carousel horses, their transport, restoration, installation of new brass poles, reins, belts and stirrups as well as project oversight and coordination.

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