image description

Williamstown Planning Board Advances ADU Bylaw Proposals

On a vote of 4-1, the planners agreed on a proposal that would create the potential for more detached accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, in the town of 7,800.

image description

Williamstown Planning Board Outlines Incremental Proposed Zoning Changes

Last week, Stephanie Boyd showed her colleagues a PowerPoint presentation she is preparing in advance of a planned January public information session on the bylaw amendments the board hopes to send to May's annual town meeting

image description

Williamstown Planning Board Fields Questions on Housing Bylaw

In fact, town meeting passed an accessory dwelling unit bylaw in 2012. One problem is that the bylaw was so limited in scope and restrictive that it has seldom been used; just four ADUs have been permitted since the 2012 vote.

image description

Williamstown Select Board Discusses Planning Board's Accessory Dwelling Unit Initiative

For several meetings, the Planning Board has wrestled with the question of whether second or third dwelling units on a residential property should be allowed only if the property's owner resides at the address.

image description

Williamstown Planning Board Debates Accessory Dwelling Unit Bylaw

The Planning Board last spring withdrew a more ambitious proposal to liberalize the town's housing bylaw in the face of vocal opposition. In the summer, it decided that the ADUs were one area where the town could make incremental changes to allow a little more housing flexibility.

image description

CT Management Finishing Renovation of Former Holy Family Church

The Powerhouse Lofts will be occupied within the next few weeks. CT Management has just completed a renovation of the former Holy Family Church on Seymour Street into 10 market-rate apartment rentals.

image description

Carver Buys Former St. Mary's in Pittsfield; Plans 29 Housing Units

For years to come, the former St. Mary's church will remain a landmark on Tyler Street. The 75-year-old church had nearly been demolished a few years ago to make way for a Dunkin Donuts.

image description

Renovation of Former Pittsfield Church Into Apartments Progressing

In 1906 the Berkshire Railway System constructed a building on Seymour Street to host a steam boiler and large electrical generators to power the trolley cars going up and down North Street. Six years later the facility was too small. The railroad built a new one on East Street and vacated the Seymour Street building. The Polish community, however, saw that all other groups had their own churches and started petitioning the Catholic Diocese of Springfield for one. In 1921, the diocese grante

More Stories