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Yola Esther Developer Settles With State, Asks Pittsfield to Accept Roads

The developers of the Yola Esther subdivision are again asking the city to accept the three streets - Kara, Giovina, and Karen - after reaching an agreement with the state Architectural Access Board.

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Cheshire Residents Concerned About Jenks Road Development

The Selectmen unanimously approved utility pole placement the week before on Jenks Road that would supply power to future homes however not without some pushback from residents.

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Pittsfield Board Concerned Proposed Assisted Living Expansion; Praises St. Mary's Plans

Side by Side is looking to expand its assisted living facility to the east by knocking down a neighboring four-family dwelling on West Union Street. But, the Community Development Board is concerned that there will be an additional 20 living units with only six parking spaces. The board fears that there are too few parking spots available in the residential neighborhood.

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Williamstown Select Board Discusses Proposed Zoning Changes

Allowing the possibility of higher density is the intent of the Planning Board's proposal, which would create four new zoning districts in the town's residential core and allow — by right or by special permit — more dwelling units per property throughout a large chunk of what now is known as the town's General Residence District.

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Pittsfield Approves Incentive For St. Mary's Church Development

The City Council can’t wait for the St. Mary’s renovation. The council opted against fleshing out a tax increment exemption at the subcommittee level and approved it Tuesday night to help move the project along. The agreement would exempt developers CT Management from paying on any increased value caused by the renovation of the four structures into 29 market-rate housing units for four year.

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Pittsfield Reluctant to Accept Streets From Controversial Subdivision

In 2012, Developer Joseph Kroboth said he would finish the Yola Esther Development. As of Tuesday, city officials are still contending that he hasn't done his part. But a failure in communication in 2015, has given the city little recourse while the residents are petitioning the City Council to accept the roads.

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