The state released a $125,000 allocation to move the St. Mary's project along.
The City Council accepted the grant from the state on Tuesday and the money will fund upgraded infrastructure to the project and preserve the terracotta roofing and campanile tower. The project is being undertaken by CT Management and is transforming the St. Mary the Morningstar property into 29 market-rate housing units.
With a new investor on board, CT Management has just about all of its funding in place to redevelop the St. Mary the Morningstar campus.
Developer David Carver purchased the property at the end of 2017 with plans to transform the historic property into 29 market-rate housing units. Since then the company has been working on securing the financing need to preserve the buildings, transform the interiors, while still making economic sense. The project is estimated to cost more than $6 million.
The Dowlin Block at 101-107 Main was purchased on Wednesday for $615,000 by Dowlin Building LLC. Two members of the group also bought the historic Porter and Tower building on Eagle Street last November for $60,000 as Eagle Street Holdings LLC.
Mirabito is planning to move all three of its Berkshire locations under one roof with renovations to a building in the Downing Industrial Park.
The Community Development Board gave its site plan approval to the propane company on Tuesday night and the company needs just a few more approvals before it can begin the process. The company currently operates three facilities in the Berkshires - in Dalton, Lenox, and Great Barrington - and all three operations will be condensed into one, newly reno
Amewusika "Sike" Sedzro has been in the city for a year now with a primary focus on crafting a plan to revitalize Tyler Street.
Entering her second of three years, the first steps in rolling out that plan will be taking shape. Overall the entire Tyler Street and Morningside Neighborhood are the next target for a complete redevelopment, following nearly the same plans as implemented on North Street over the last decade.