New projects this year include the funding for the two feasibility studies, the first of which would look at turning Eagle Street into a European-style "woonerf," or shared space, using paving and landscaping to slow traffic.
New signage, outdoor seating, public art, and the addition of a seasonal parklet are just some of the new additions that this grant, submitted through the NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative (NESI), will help support.
A Boston-area graphic designer and artist is renovating 47-49 Eagle St. into a professional office, gallery and studio apartment.
The Planning Board on Monday approved plans by Anna Farrington to revamp the two-story building, part of a triptych of connected structures that includes the Pizza House and the Friendship Food Pantry.
Two big initiatives are launching this summer and next to promote elements of North Adams downtown area.
It's a year away, but the $60,000 NAMAzing Eagle Street Initiative, or NESI, will reinvigorate the city's historic byway with new signs, social spaces, art installations and clearly marked entrances for pedestrians and motorists.
The Dowlin Block at 101-107 Main was purchased on Wednesday for $615,000 by Dowlin Building LLC. Two members of the group also bought the historic Porter and Tower building on Eagle Street last November for $60,000 as Eagle Street Holdings LLC.
The city is hoping to build on the recent enthusiasm surrounding the Small Business Revolution to leverage those online votes into online dollars.
The goal: to raise $25,000 by May 5 toward a matching MassDevelopment grant to make historic Eagle Street more attractive to pedestrians and visitors.