The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday voted 5-0 to approve special permits to allow a 95-room hotel at the former site of the Grand Union at 430 Main St. (Route 2).
Petitioner Navin Shah and his development team were back at Town Hall for a continuation of the ZBA's Dec. 15 hearing on his application to allow a three-story, 53,000-square-foot hotel at the site.
The Zoning Board of Appeals last week decided to gather more information before deciding on an application for special permits that would allow construction of a three-story, 95-room hotel on Main Street.
The 46-unit affordable housing project on Cole Avenue cleared its final regulatory hurdle Thursday, but not until after a longtime advocate of the adjacent Mill Street neighborhood made a last-ditch effort to get the town to reconsider the development.
Eversource was granted the special permit to construct a 2.2 megawatt solar array on 10 acres of land on Partridge Road.
The project is just one of two the utility company is seeking to building in the coming year - the other being in Lanesborough - and one of more than a dozen throughout the state. The state is allowing utility companies to build out 35 megawatts of solar energy and between Eversource's two companies, it has 70.
Manna Wellness was granted a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday to operate a medical marijuana facility, despite protest from a resident who lives nearby.
Julia Germaine of Manna Wellness said the company is looking to build a 3,200 square-foot facility on undeveloped land in the Cloverdale Business Park. The site is located next to Dollar General on outer West Housatonic Street and Ice River Springs.
The board had latched onto a problematic clause in the bylaws that allowed it to dismiss a special permit if approving it would lead to "deterioration of properties" because of a saturation of similar commercial activities. But on Tuesday, it unanimously approved the special permit for Xing Li to operate a restaurant at 131 Columbia St. — a building away from a similar proposed eatery.
Thursday's meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals was a study in irony.
The board members rejected a request from a resident they clearly appeared to want to help and approved a special permit under a bylaw about which several members clearly have reservations.
The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a special permit for a medical marijuana dispensary at the former KFC because the members felt it would be detrimental to the character of the neighborhood.
Happy Valley Compassion Center was looking to turn the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant into a medical marijuana dispensary - provided it received all of the necessary approvals from state and local government. But, the Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously rejected the company's application for a
A potential Asian fusion restaurant owner seeking a special permit at Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals was upstaged — by another potential Asian fusion restaurant owner just two doors away.
The first was Xing Li, who had applied to operate a restaurant at 131 Columbia St., the former Berkshire County Stove property.
The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved special permits that will keep the Cable Mills housing project on track to add 14 more housing units.
Phase 1 of the Water Street project — the renovation of the existing mill building — was completed in the spring and is nearly fully occupied, the developer told the ZBA at its Thursday meeting.
From noise, to scenery, to even attacking the character of the company looking to install a large solar array on Churchill Street, neighbors tried everything to fight the project.
But despite presenting their case claiming that the 499 kilowatts planned array encompassing a dozen acres of land would be a detriment to the neighborhood, the Zoning Board of Appeals granted the special permit with conditions in a 4-1 vote. Some of the board members voiced concern that the 40-acres of land being u
City officials are hoping Covanta won't be leaving afterall with the passage of a new tax incentive for those type of operations.
Covanta plans to close its Hubbard Avenue facility in March claiming the "high operating costs and the size of the facility have made it increasingly difficult to run the plant profitably," according to company spokesman James Regan. The plant has been in operations since 1981 on 5.8 acres of land and serves as the primary location for Republic Services to dispose
A large solar array proposed for Churchill Street has triggered significant outcry of opposition from neighbors.
Churchill Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Heliovaas, is looking to construct five solar arrays on 40-acres of land near the Lanesborough border. The plans encompass four lots which were previously subdivided with a plan to construction residential homes as well as a separate array on adjacent land owned by Michael Bianco. In total, each array will be 499 kilowatts taking up around 20 ac
The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special permit application on Tuesday to re-establish the defunct Dug-Out Motel.
Attorney Jeffrey Grandchamp, representing Mount Royal II Inc., told the ZBA that because the Dug-Out a 99 Howland Ave. has not been used as a hotel in more than two years, a special permit was needed to allow the use as originally permitted.
A crowd packed the tiny Meeting Room 203, but little was said during the latest installment of an ongoing saga between Cafua Management, the city of Pittsfield, and residents opposed to a plan to develop the former St. Mary the Morningstar campus into a drive-through doughnut shop.
The city's Zoning Board of Appeals opened up a public hearing on Wednesday on a zone extension that would be necessary to Cafua's reformulated plan for the proposed eatery, and will continue that public hearing to
The city's Zoning Board of Appeals struck down a proposed solar array site in west Pittsfield, following opposition from residential neighbors abutting the land.
By a 3-2 vote, the board ruled against the request from Aegis Renewable Energy to construct a 2.6-megawatt solar facility on undeveloped Churchill Street land.
For the second time, Dunkin' Donuts franchise giant Cafua Realty Trust has withdrawn application paperwork for a special permit at 665 Tyler St., though what this means for the future of the former St. Mary the Morningstar Church located there remains unclear.
The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday night granted a special permit for Williams College's science quad expansion.
The board declined a request from two residents to allow more time for review of 500 pages of supporting material presented with the request.
The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday evening will continue a hearing to consider Williams College's new science center.
The college and its consultants were before the board on Jan. 21 to discuss topics ranging from stormwater management to light pollution to the height of the new, 170,000-square-foot science center.