The Project shall have identified, addressed and minimized any and all infrastructure hurdles, impacts and orlimitations, including but not limited to traffic, highway access, water, electricity and other utilities, andpublic safety.7.
The Project shall incorporate and utilize sustainable development principles such as, but not limited to, LEEDcertification, incorporation of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and natural resource conservation.8.
The Project shall be committed to the revitalization of the City’s downtown and shall support, financially andmaterially, the City’s redevelopment initiatives.9.
The Project shall work with local partners on the hiring, training and promotion of a diverse and skilled localworkforce.10.
The Project shall be committed to local business participation, with particular emphasis on minority, womenand veteran owned business enterprises, both during the construction of said resort and its subsequentoperation.11.
The Project shall enhance open space, recreation and natural resources and their utilization as well as mitigateand address environmental impacts.12.
During construction and operation, the Project shall maximize filling jobs with local residents, ethnicminorities, women and veterans, shall provide for labor harmony and shall commit to the payment of prevailing wages.13.
The Project should respect and reflect the history and character of its surroundings and City, including theintegration of architectural characteristics and uses.14.
The Project shall reflect a true commitment to the people and neighborhoods of both Holyoke and the region.Once the Community Committee has been formed, these proposals and the criteria shall be vetted with them forfurther comment, as well as with regional communities and Mayors.
MGC Proposal Requirements
In addition, please have in mind that there are minimum qualifications required prior to seeking the approval of the MGC and negotiating a host agreement with the City of Holyoke. The following are several of the critical, but byno means all of the necessary elements that will be expected as part of each proposal:1.
Possess a team with proven experience in GLR development and operation.2.
Possess sufficient land control to develop the project.3.
Identification of all necessary local, state and federal permitting requirements, where applicable.4.
Identification of all traffic, access, utility and other impacts.