image description

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.

image description

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

image description

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.

image description

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.

image description

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.

image description

Pittsfield Commission Refuses Support For Yola Esther Project

The Commission on Disabilities voted Thursday to deny a variance sought by the Yola Esther Development, expressing frustration about the lack of compliance seen in the controversial development project that includes Giovina, Kara and Karen drives.

image description

Pittsfield Board Waiting To Release Bond On Subdivison Project

"We don't want to subject the city to any liability if we accept this." — Christopher Connell

image description

Net Zero Co-Housing Community Proposed For North Adams

"It's really a way of bringing the neighbor back into the neighborhood." — Jane Shiyah

More Stories