Public gets a look at progress on Northampton Resilience Hub in progress

NORTHAMPTON — The public got an up-close look at the future Community Resilience Hub last week when officials opened the downtown building currently under renovation for public viewing. A rendering of what the exterior of the former First Baptist Church at 298 Main St will look like was later unveiled at a meeting that followed at nearby Edwards Church.

The public tour was the second of three planned public meetings about the Resilience Hub. Once complete sometime in late 2025, the hub will serve as a multipurpose center providing a range of community services, including as a shelter for the homeless population and during climate emergencies. It will also provide a regular meeting space and serve as headquarters for several community agencies, including the newly formed Division of Community Care.

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