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'Better Block' Presents Conceptual Plan for Section of Tyler Street

There will be the day when the doors of the former Tyler Street Fire Station will be opened, the old emergency vehicles in the backdrop, with a live band and a craft brewery serving up drinks. Across the street, Jacob's Pillow will be giving dance lessons. That day will be on Aug. 26. The old fire house is too decrepit for the building inspectors to let people all the way in and attempts by the city to dispose of the property had found no interest. But, what is possible with the historic buil

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PEDA Hoping Site Readiness Grant Will Help Develop Park

PEDA is hoping MassDevelopment will help make it easier to redevelop the parcel knowns as the "40s" through a grant program. The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority gave Executive Director Corydon Thurston approval to proceed with trying to secure $75,000 through MassDevelopment's Site Readiness Program. The program would bring engineers in to perform a detailed, technical look at the foundation on the parcel along Kellogg Street so any developer has a clear understanding of what it can

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'Better Block' Program Eyed To Bring Morningside's Vision To Life

Seeing is believing. For the last year MassDevelopment has been in a planning process for the redevelopment of Tyler Street. But, words on paper doesn't always tell the story. But those visions and dreams enunciated by the Morningside community are set to become a reality, if only for a day. MassDevelopment has brought in Team Better Block, a group which will head a community effort to bring all of those ideas to life on one section of Tyler Street to show off exactly what can be. The imp

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