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Knowledge Corridor Sustainable Communities Initiative Seeks Input


The Knowledge Corridor Sustainable Communities Initiative project, which seeks to build affordable housing and foster economic and community development along the college-and-university-filled commuter rail corridor from the Springfield area south to Hartford, is seeking help of stakeholders and the public in setting priorities for the project.

The initiative of the Capital Region Council of Governments and the Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Agency is one of only 45 regions nationwide to receive a 2010 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The two regional planning organizations aim to roll out a work plan over the next three years to position the region as a leader in sustainable community development and a creator of more livable communities for all of the corridor’s 1.6 million residents. The $4.2 million award is being used to create a foundation of opportunity in housing, education, transportation, employment, nutrition and community services, according to its website.

The Partnership for Strong Communities is among a host of partners in the Knowledge Corridor process, helping to devise strategies that will marry affordable and mixed-income housing to transit and walkable communities.

To help the Corridor project with its priorities, please click here and complete the short survey.


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