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Library Commons

193-203 Chestnut Street and 210 Elm Street, Holyoke, MA

A mixed-use development that fosters community, promotes walkability and taps into the renaissance of downtown Holyoke.

Way Finders is working with Dietz & Company Architects to blend 38 residences with community facilities, support services and cultural space. Library Commons provides access to employment, education and entertainment opportunities, as well as to downtown Holyoke’s burgeoning cultural scene. With close proximity to services, amenities and public transportation, Library Commons offers convenience, community and innovation to both its residents and its neighbors.

Library Commons is comprised of three rehabilitated historical buildings and one newly constructed building. The development includes a supportive services component, managed by The Care Center, known as Roque House.

A number of Way Finders’ services will be made available on-site including adult basic education, financial literacy, first-time home buyer classes; career counseling; income tax preparation, college admission and financial aid application assistance. There will also be meeting space, classrooms and an art studio/gallery available to all Library Commons residents.

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There is so much to celebrate about Library Commons in Holyoke! Comprised of three rehabilitated historical buildings and one newly constructed building (193-203 Chestnut Street and 210 Elm Street), the mixed-use development proudly furthers the revitalization of downtown Holyoke. Library Commons blends 38 residences (two- and three-bedroom apartments) with community facilities, support services, cultural space, and onsite parking—within walking distance of the Holyoke Public Library, public transportation, stores, and more. Way Finders has plans to develop additional affordable housing in this same neighborhood for years to come; this is just phase one.