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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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Williamstown Planners Seek Public Input on Housing Bylaws

The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing.The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing. Working with a grant from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the board has created a website to collect public comments and plans at least two public events to solicit input — the first

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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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Williamstown's Cole Avenue Housing Developers Hold Forum

The development team looking to build 46 units of affordable housing on Cole Avenue was back at Town Hall on Thursday to talk about how the project has evolved and take input from the community. Once again, they heard specific suggestions about how the 330 Cole Ave. property should be developed as well as concerns about whether it should be used for a subsidized housing project.

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Patience Pays Off as Ribbon is Cut at Williamstown's Cable Mills

It took 14 years to turn a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61 luxury housing units. The project was halted by, among other things, the economic crisis of 2008 and sometimes seemed like a victim of bad luck. But it was a stroke of good luck that sparked the Cable Mills project.

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