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town (1990 pop. 18,666), seat of Franklin co., NW Mass., at the confluence of the Deerfield and Green rivers, near their junction with the Connecticut; settled 1686, set off from Deerfield and inc. 1753. The first cutlery factory in the United States was established there in the early 1800s. Other products include silverware, electronic components, and lumber. Agriculture and dairy farming are also important. The town, the eastern terminus of the Mohawk TrailMohawk Trail.
1 Old road (c.100 mi/160 km long) in central New York state following the Mohawk River. It was the sole route through the Appalachians by which thousands of settlers emigrated from the Eastern seaboard to the Midwest.
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, was the site of many Native American attacks until 1735. A historical museum is in the town. Asher BenjaminBenjamin, Asher,
1773–1845, American architect, b. Greenfield, Mass. His Country Builder's Assistant was published in 1797 and The American Builder's Companion, with Daniel Reynard, in 1806.
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 was born there, and several buildings designed by him remain. Poet's Seat Tower provides a spectacular view of the town.


Semirural real property that is undeveloped (except for possible agricultural use) and is being considered as a site for development.


denoting or located in a rural area which has not previously been built on


A brand new installation of hardware or software without having to integrate new elements into existing ones. Contrast with "brownfield," which is an upgrade to the current system. Greenfield and brownfield are building industry terms that refer to clean, undeveloped land (green) versus contaminated land or land with existing structures (brown). The terms may refer to network installations as well. See green, greenware and greenwashing.
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I can't help wondering how many of the objectors have moved into newly built houses on previously greenfield land.
By November of that year, he admitted publicly in an interview with the Echo that greenfield land would have to be released for development.
Complaints from neighbours, backed by Walsall South MP Valerie Vaz, included overdevelopment and loss of greenfield land.
Mr Yates confirmed 40 per cent of the 700 homes planned on greenfield land south of Bromyard Road would be affordable.
Hambrook & Greenstock, based in Switzerland, flogged plots of greenfield land, saying the value would rocket when they got planning permission for houses.
The Stag31 action group demonstrated their anger yesterday at plans by JD Owen Transport to build the huge truck stop on greenfield land near Caerwys.
Bernard Tschumi has been commissioned to design an ambitious new commercial city, as large as the southern half of Manhattan, on 17sq km of greenfield land east of the capital Santa Domingo.
Construction firm bosses claim council planners are not freeing up enough greenfield land to meet demand.
The firm's most recent funds are Greenfield Acquisition Partners V and Greenfield Land Partners II, which have equity commitments of $1.
We are unwilling to allow homes to be built on greenfield land.
The first decision will be to rule on controversial plans for the 'Mirfield 25' development - a mix of employment units and 166 houses on greenfield land off Slipper Lane.
It will mean 13,450 homes being built on greenfield land from now to 2026.