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Pittsfield Historical Commission OKs Demos in Morningside Area

A number of these buildings have been vacant for some time and all have structural issues that make them unlivable such as damaged heating systems, poor roofing, water damage, foundation issues, and mold infestation.

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Pittsfield Historical Commission Approves Demolitions

The Historical Commission approved the demolition of two structures in the Morningside neighborhood, making way for the development of market-rate housing

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Old Williams Inn Slated for Demolition This Summer

Williams College plans to begin demolition of the old Williams Inn as early as the beginning of August, a school spokesperson said on Monday.

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Pittsfield Passes Body Art Regulation Amendments

The Board of Health approved amendments to the body art regulations but will continue to not allow minors to get tattoos.

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AT&T Withdraws Keeler Street Cell Tower Plans in Pittsfield

City Planner CJ Hoss told the Historical Commission on Monday that the telecommunications company withdrew the application to install the 150-foot tower on the historic mill's campus.

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Adams' Commercial Street School Demolished

More than 100 years of history came crashing down on Monday morning as the former Commercial Street School was demolished.

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Four Pittsfield Properties to Be Razed

The first of four blighted properties to be demolished this spring was taken down Thursday morning. The first on the docket was 49-55 John Street. The property is one Mayor Linda Tyer had campaigned in front of during her first bid for office four years ago and was removed the morning Tyer announced her second bid for the corner office.

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Pittsfield's Columbus Avenue Garage Set to Be Torn Down

The Columbus Avenue parking garage will be torn down at the end of this month. After years of pushing for state funding to build a new garage on the site to no available, the city is moving forward with demolishing the garage and making a surface lot. The work is expected to start on March 25 and vehicles are directed to park in the Depot Street lot instead.

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North Adams Homeowner Frustrated by Blighted Structure

Karen Ferrara says she's put up with the abandoned house at 45 Edgewood for years. The dilapidated building was on the demolition list for this fiscal year but then delayed to give a local developer time to clear the title.

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Developer to Demolish Portion of Former Waverly Mill

The commission on Thursday heard from Emily Stockman, a wetlands scientist, representing developer Spinning Mill LLC that wants to knock down a structurally compromised portion of the historic mill.

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BRPC Raises Concerns With Removal of Tel-Electric Dam

BRPC officials would like the state to consider reusing dams for power more often. The comment comes from the organization's review of the removal of the Tel-Electric Dam on Mill Street. In that long-awaited project, the state did not require an alternative option of restoring the dam to generate power to be explored.

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Two More Properties Added to Pittsfield's Demolition List

Two more homes have been added to the demolition list. The Board of Health issued orders of demolition for 33 Circular Avenue and 217 Robbins Avenue. The two adds to a list of homes the city demolishes because of unsafe conditions.

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Pittsfield ConCom Says No Deal on Berkshire Flower Shop Plan

The Conservation Commission denied a proposal from Mazzeo's restaurant to use the Berkshire Flower Shop property instead of having it turned into conservation land. Then the city reached an agreement with the Gordon Rose family to conserve property located at 910 South Street back in 1997. The deal called for the land on the city's southern entryway to eventually be converted into conservation space.

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