A community conversation on transformative development in Springfield

On June 30th,MassINC joined the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission for a community conversation on transformative development in Springfield. The forum was held at Make-It Springfield, a pop-up makerspace launched with support from MassDevelopment’s TDI program. Managed in partnership with the UMass Design Center in Springfield, the space has revitalized a vacant storefront bringing new energy to the city’s TDI district.

The conversation began with a presentation from Dan Hodge highlighting findings from MassINC’s Rebuilding Renewal report. This was followed by a panel of respondents, including Samalid Hogan, Director of the Holyoke Innovation District; Laura Masulis, Springfield TDI Fellow; Peter Miller, Director of Community Development, Westfield; and Mike Vedovelli, Director of Community and Economic Development, Chicopee.

Follow this link for the Springfield Republican’s reporting on the conversation.

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