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The Center for Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, is part of the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department, and is funded by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the University of Massachusetts.


The inventory is presented in table format to facilitate easy reference. The towns are presented in alphabetical order and each parcel within the town by map and lot number.

A description of table categories is as follows:

• Map/Lot: Each parcel in town has a map and lot number for purposes of assessment. This reference to map and lot number may be used to locate a particular site on an assessor's map. This reference is also key in accessing any site or·owner information.

• Address: This field indicated the address for the site in question.

• Owner: This field provided both the name of the property owner and an address if different from the property address.

• Size: This field records the size of ~he parcel.

• Building: This field indicates the assessors definition of the building our use. A note of caution - as assessors use different codes, this field may lack consistency in terms.

• Current Land use: Indicates current land use as found in the assessors records (see not of caution above).

• Water/Sewer/Gas/Electric: These fields indicate the presence of these utilities on site. Water and Sewer refer to public water and sewer systems, Gas refers to the availability of Natural Gas. The coding for these fields are as follows, ' Y' = available, ' N ' = Not Available, ' CL ' = Available Close by.

• Wetlands: This field is indicative of a visual, preliminary assessment based on the presence of vegetation and soil condition. The field is coded as ' Y ' for potential wetland limitations and ' N ' for no apparent wetlands.

• Floodplain: This field indicates whether the site lies within a floodplain. This information is provided by floodplain maps where available or by visual assessment on the proximity to rivers or water bodies.


Section 3: Pages 1-94