Valley CDC eyes North Amherst parcel for affordable condo development

Staff Writer
Published: 7/28/2022 3:28:13 PM

AMHERST — A North Amherst site long used as an auto repair garage and trucking terminal could be redeveloped for 30 affordable condominiums to be sold to first-time homebuyers, including many who may be racial minorities.

With support from MassHousing’s CommonWealth Builder program, Valley Community Development of Northampton is proposing to redevelop 20-40 Ball Lane, an 8-acre site, and then market the homes to underserved populations.

An initial virtual presentation on the concept was made to North Amherst residents Wednesday evening by Jessica Allan, Valley CDC’s real estate project manager, though she said many of the details are yet to be worked out, and that the land purchase from the Matuszko family of Hadley is not finalized.