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Sunwood Builders has been building custom homes and serving clients in the Pioneer Valley for over 30 years. Based in Amherst, they're a local family-owned and operated home builder that takes great pride in their work. They are also proud to be well established as one of the premier custom home builders in the area.
Fitch Architecture & Community Design (FACD) specializes in cohousing and sustainable design. Over the past 20 years, principal architect Laura Fitch has worked with over two dozen communities across North America. She has helped refine a proven participatory process that brings enjoyment and efficiency to the hard work of group decision-making. As pioneers of green architecture, FACD designs zero net energy buildings and low ecological-footprint communities. Laura has lived at Pioneer Valley Cohousing since 1994.
The Cohousing Association of the United States advances cohousing by assisting forming and existing communities through a robust network of resources and access to technical assistance; and educating the public about the benefits of cohousing, from resource conservation and sustainability to resilient communities and healthy families.
As the Commonwealth’s economic development and finance authority, MassDevelopment is committed to achieving three goals: stimulating business, driving economic growth, and helping communities thrive across Massachusetts.
To meet Pioneer Valley’s unique challenges, ValleyBike Share is designed to promote short bike trips within core communities, where clusters of large employers, colleges, shopping, tourist destinations and residents can readily be connected.
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton (including its outer villages, Florence and Leeds) was 28,549. Northampton is known as an academic, artistic, musical, and counter-cultural hub. It features a large politically liberal community along with numerous alternative health and intellectual organizations.