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Housing Equity Analysis Final Report, Center For Economic Development Jan 1998

Housing Equity Analysis Final Report, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

the Purpose of this study is to assess the impact of discrimination on rental housing opportunities in Massachusetts. We obtained information on the numbers and types of housing discrimination cases filed in Massachusetts with federal, state, and private non-profit fair housing organizations. A total of 3,431 complaints were reported in Massachusetts from the period of 1990 to April 1998. Our findings indicate clearly, that rental housing discrimination exist in the state of Massachusetts. One of the major problems that we found is the fact that most instances of housing discrimination do not get reported. Based on our work, we ...


Highest And Best Use Analysis Athol Industrial Mall, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Highest And Best Use Analysis Athol Industrial Mall, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was made to explore the possible uses of the Athol Mall located in Athol, Massachusetts. The report explores the possible advantages and disadvantages of the location and accessibility of the mall, and the floor lay out of the building.


Manual Of Build-Out Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Manual Of Build-Out Analysis, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report is to be an introduction to Building-Out Analysis. Build-Out Analysis is a planning tool that results in mapped and tabular information that shows, visually, what a landscape could look like, and numerically what the resulting population could be with respect to zoning ordinances and subdivision control regulations in place at the time of the analysis


Springfield Business Retention And Visitation Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Springfield Business Retention And Visitation Program, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to create a data-base through which Springfield could identify the needs and concerns of local businesses in an effort to enhance the business climate. This system would be used by the greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce to assemble and analyze specific types of business-related information, develop company profiles, develop an early warning program, and in general generate a greater understanding of how the Springfield, Massachusetts, area is perceived as a place to do business.


Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Range And River An Open Space And Recreation Plan, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report purpose was to build a plan for the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The five year plan will serve to improve the existing efforts and establish a long and short term goal for the Holyoke Range and the Connecticut River with the idea of making it more accessible to the public.


Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1992

Indsutrial Revitalization Plan Liberty Taylor Corridor, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was designed to begin the community renewal program for Liberty-Taylor Industrial Corridor located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The objectives of the report was to describe current conditions the Liberty-Taylor Corridor; to analyze and update previous planning studies of the Corridor; to identify key roadblocks to investment in the Corridor, and to present possible solutions in order to stimulate reinvestment.


Economic Development Policies Enterprise Zone Legislation, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Economic Development Policies Enterprise Zone Legislation, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

This report was made to review the history and efficacy of enterprise zones in the United States, and provides a summary of the House Bill number 5868, an economic incentive bill sponsored by representative Daniel Bosley.


Site Feasibility Study Cottage Street Industrial Site, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Site Feasibility Study Cottage Street Industrial Site, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to determine the feasibility of developing an industrial park on an 53 acre parcel located along Memorial Drive and Cottage Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.


Land Use Planning Study Impacts Of Short Line Railroads, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Land Use Planning Study Impacts Of Short Line Railroads, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to examine local land use policies and practices in respect to short line railroads in Massachusetts to ensure that they meet federal and state goals. The railroads were located in Palmer, Westfield and Braintree, Massachusetts.


Chapter 21 E A Case For Regulatory Overhaul, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1991

Chapter 21 E A Case For Regulatory Overhaul, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this report was to provide an economic development perspective on the problems introduced with the implementation of Chapter 21E in the state of Massachusetts. The report then explored the amendment that went into effect on July, 1992. The amendment privatized the response action at disposal sites and provided more flexible, case-by-case standards for the containment and control environment regulations.


Land Use Laws And Policies Route 146 Corridor Overlay Districts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development Jan 1990

Land Use Laws And Policies Route 146 Corridor Overlay Districts, Umass Amherst Center Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The reason for this report was to draft a bylaw for the town of Millbury, Massachusetts. The bylaw would address a four mile stretch of road that connects Route 146 to the Massachusetts Turnpike.