The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) District Project consists of 2 Phases of work to connect the Holyoke Transportation Center with the future passenger rail station and The Flats neighborhood. This area along Dwight Street from Maple to Main streets, is the main pedestrian walking corridor to public transit, government services, the central business district and healthcare.
The Project consists of improvements to Dwight, Front and Heritage Streets which includes enhancements to the pedestrian environments such as increased street trees, sidewalk improvements, directional signage, traffic calming, and crosswalk upgrades to increase the safety of pedestrians living and working within the Downtown. It will also include the ability to place bollards in Heritage Street to hold events in the space that is adjacent to Heritage State Park. It will improve pedestrian and bicycle amenities to allow for the shared use of Dwight Street by multiple modes of transportation, connect the residents of The Flats to the downtown more safely and to further encourage the reduction of short vehicle trips within the Center City.