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Mixed-use development will occupy former manufacturing industrial site near the Chicopee River

Paul A. Castrucci Architects is designing the project.

February 22, 2021 |
Chicopee mixed-use project river view

Images: PCA

A former manufacturing industrial site located alongside the Chicopee River in Chicopee, Mass., is set to become a new mixed-use development. Plans for the project were recently approved by the City of Chicopee’s Department of Planning and Development.

The sustainable mixed-use masterplan, designed by Paul A. Castrucci Architects (PCA), includes multi-use retail, a sports complex, and a residential complex. The project features the conversion of the 11,000-sf Basking Building into a new brewery that will include a pub and office space. 


Chicopee development sports complex


A new multi-sport indoor facility will be built and accommodate two soccer/lacrosse fields, an elevated running track, and a climbing wall. An affordable Passive House residential building with a lobby, common areas, and approximately 100 “workforce housing” apartments is also planned.

Sustainability elements will include low-carbon materials, solar panels, car-charging stations, and native landscaping. The project seeks to be a net-zero, carbon-neutral development.


Chicopee mixed-use project aerial

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