The Westmass Advantage
The Westmass Area Development Corporation – Westmass – is a full-service, private, not-for-profit industrial and business development corporation. With over 50 years of successfully developing industrial and business park resources in the region, we are the most experienced and knowledgeable team in Western Massachusetts.
In addition to our full site services, Westmass offers an inventory of master-planned, industrially zoned and pre-permitted land resources, as well as adaptive reuse historic mill buildings for sale or lease.
Whether you are currently in the Pioneer Valley and need new space or you are relocating to the region, Westmass is ready to help with just one call.
All Westmass sites are fully serviced with roads, water, sewer, electric, natural gas, and telecommunications. All state and local permit reviews are complete, ensuring an expedited approval process.
Chicopee River Business Park
New Construction Opportunities
Ludlow Mills Complex
Space Available for Lease
Westmass provides the expertise and support it takes to get your project from that first call to your expedited closing and groundbreaking ceremony.
➔ Conceptual Site Planning
Talk with us, we are experts at listening. Tell us what is important to the success of your business.
Our staff takes the information you provide and uses it to identify specific sites within our parks for your evaluation. We develop detailed conceptual layout plans for each of the sites being considered. You decide which of the sites most fits your needs.
➔ Financing & Tax Incentives
The successful rehabilitation of historic mill complexes and buildings requires a combination of state and federal tax credits. Our staff will assist in the tax incentive application process and documentation.
Westmass will also connect you to the appropriate contacts at several regional lending institutions who can assist in developing a financing portfolio to fit your specific needs.
➔ Permit Management
Unlike other experiences you may have had in the past, your company will not have to "go it alone." Westmass has pre-permitted many of our sites so you experience an expedited permitting process, and we work with you and your contractor to get the remaining permits needed. We schedule the necessary meetings and attend those meetings to get your permits in the shortest time possible.
➔ Closing Requirements
As Westmass and your company proceed toward closing, you will be working with the contractor of your choice to prepare and finalize all necessary plans. Our staff works with your team to ensure your ideas, concepts, and requirements become reality.
➔ Construction & Occupancy
With you all way to opening day, Westmass staff works with your team to complete a final punch list for your project and assists you in completing final regulatory reviews such as occupancy filing, last minute utility hook ups, and inspections.
Notice of Public Meeting – EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant Application
Westmass is applying for a FY2021 US EPA Brownfield Cleanup Grant for Asbestos Removal at Ludlow Mills. A Public Meeting to solicit and accept public input, as well as review the proposed cleanup project and grant application, is scheduled to be held remotely at 5:00 PM on October 14, 2020. This meeting will be conducted…
Loophole Announces Ludlow Mills Location
LUDLOW – Joined by State Representative Tom Petrolati and leadership from Westmass Development Corp, Loophole Brewing Services announced plans for its new location at 90 First Avenue in Ludlow. The planned 21,000sf brewery, tap room, and beer garden will occupy the former jute processing building on a 2.5-acre parcel at the eastern end of the…
Westmass Area Development Corp Moves Corporate Offices to Downtown
SPRINGFIELD — Westmass Area Development Corp. announced the opening of its new corporate offices in downtown Springfield. Located at One Monarch Place, Suite 1350, the new offices will host all corporate functions of Westmass with capacity to continue regional awareness and growth. The new office location will enable Westmass to continue to brand itself as…