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Pittsfield Approves Tax Agreement For Redevelopment of Holy Family Church

The City Council approved a tax agreement to help the redevelopment of the former Holy Family Church on Seymour Street. The project proposed by Developer David Carver, owner of Scarafoni Properties and doing this project under WDM Properties, is looking to turn the former church into 10 market-rate housing units.

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Marijuana Dispensary Planned For Former KFC Receives First Approval

The Community Development Board has signed off on the plans to turn the former KFC on East Street into a medical marijuana dispensary. The board approved the site plan by Happy Valley Compassion Center Tuesday night and the company now needs approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals and a license from the Department of Public Health.

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Berkshire Art Museum Opens With CAC Retrospective

Before Mass MoCA, before DownStreet Art, the Contemporary Artists Center was a converging point for the creative. The Beaver Mill center hosted a plethora of artists from the established to the up-and-coming, from the home-grown to the international. Now selected works from nine of those artists will be on display at the Berkshire Art Museum in "Berkshire Artists of the Contemporary Artists Center 1990-1999" as part of the DownStreet Art season that kicks off Thursday evening.

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Renewed Proposal For Dunkin Donuts At St. Mary's Site

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

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Dunkin' Developer Withdraws Tyler Street Application

For the second time, Dunkin' Donuts franchise giant Cafua Realty Trust has withdrawn application paperwork for a special permit at 665 Tyler St., though what this means for the future of the former St. Mary the Morningstar Church located there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.

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Revised Proposal For New Pittsfield Dunkin Would Spare Church Building

Cafua's earlier proposal at the Tyler Street location stirred considerable local controversy in September 2014.

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Renovation Of North Adams Church Into Apartments Completed

"Two out of the four are almost leased. We've been talking to a few people." — David Carver

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Reuse Of Vacant Pittsfield Church Examined

"Almost anything you can think of has happened in reused churches." — Robert Jaeger

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High-End Rental Units in North Adams to Hit Market

"We think these buildings need to be saved." — David Carver

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