The commission agreed to give Taconic Aviation owner Alex Kelly, a convicted rapist, permission to continue using the office space but after the vote, attendees railed against the commission and Kelly.
PEDA approved a series of agreements on Wednesday, which is hoped to tie up the legal documentation required for the Berkshire Innovation Center.
The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has long had a ground lease in place for the Berkshire Innovation Center. But, as the project has evolved, the roles of various parties had altered - thus the required paperwork changes were needed to align.
Mayor Linda Tyer has no plans to move the city offices currently at 100 North Street back to City Hall.
An array of city offices were moved from the basement of City Hall back in 2014 to the mezzanine level of 100 North Street. The move, under former Mayor Daniel Bianchi, caused consternation from some of the city councilors at the time because it didn't need council approval.
The Selectmen are particularly interested in the lease agreement with the newly expanded school district for use of the elementary school.
The Selectmen met with the School Committee this week as part of bi-annual conversations the two bodies started having in recent years. Now, the School Committee will slowly be dissolved, replaced with a transition committee, and then eventually a new district school committee. The town had voted to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District to inc
A financially shaky Redevelopment Authority has agreed to reduce the rent for the Freight Yard Pub to keep funds flowing to manage its debt.
The restaurant had began witholding rent this past spring until the authority addressed what it claimed were poor conditions in Western Gateway Heritage State Park.
The School Department is increasing the amount of space it leases on Eagle Street.
Earlier this year the department moved its Student Resource Center out of leased space at St. Luke's Square to Eagle Street. But, after moving into the fourth floor, it realized it was too small.
The school department is leaving St. Luke's Square for smaller rental space on Eagle Street.
The district ran the Student Resource Center out of leased space on Whipple Street. That lease expires at the end of June and the School Committee had previously voted to completely revamp the programs housed there, bringing nearly all of them into the schools themselves.
Two different educational organizations have reached out to the Selectmen about leasing Cheshire Elementary School.
Selectman Robert Ciskowski said he was against leasing the building at this time because he felt there were too many unknowns. He said he feared it would end up costing the town money.