Construction Mitigation

Supporting Main Street During Construction

Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra, in collaboration with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) and the Downtown Northampton Association (DNA), has embarked on a partnership designed to support Main Street businesses throughout the Picture Main Street construction project - slated to begin in 2025. 

This multi-organizational effort will focus on innovative strategies to ensure that downtown Northampton remains vibrant, accessible, and prosperous during the transformative construction phase. The initiative embodies the collective commitment to maintain and enhance the economic vitality of our beloved Main Street.

Key elements of this campaign include:

  • Continuous communication channels between businesses, residents, and project teams.
  • Marketing, arts & entertainment programming, and educational initiatives to draw visitors and locals to Main Street.
  • Innovative strategies to manage access and minimize disruption.

Once phased construction begins, Northampton will remain open for business. We encourage everyone to continue shopping, dining, and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere our downtown offers. Together, we will ensure that the Picture Main Street project not only revitalizes our city but also celebrates the enduring spirit of Northampton.

Those interested in staying updated on the construction progress and our efforts to keep Main Street vibrant can add their name to the Picture Main Street information distribution list by completing a quick online form, here.

View the full press release here.

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