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Pittsfield O&R OKs Downtown Creative District Rezoning

Last month, the Community Development Board supported this zoning district amendment and sent a recommendation to the City Council, which referred it to the O&R subcommittee for review.

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Pittsfield Downtown Experimenting With 'Pod' Dining

In partnership with Berkshire Bank, Downtown Pittsfield Inc., and nonprofit green energy organization SolarFi, three of SolarFi's patented Prive pods will be installed for the use of local restaurants.

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Pittsfield Council Continues Discussion On Downtown Parking

For the third time in four months, the City Council said it wants to have a full conversation about downtown parking. But it still hasn't determined how to do that - whether that means hiring a consultant or doing it internally. On Tuesday, the council agreed to have the city solicitor craft an order to have the newly constructed Summer Street surface lot have 90 minutes of free parking instead of the current 30 minutes. But not before many councilors pled for a wider examination of the overa

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Pittsfield City Hall Lit Up With Kinetic Lights

City Hall is the latest to be lit up with multi-color lights by Berkshire Lightscapes. And more of downtown is on deck. Berkshire Lightscapes privately raised more than $50,000, which was matched by a state grant, to install kinetic lights in Dunham Mall, City Hall, and Park Square. Concurrently, downtown building owners are working on joining the effort to light up their own buildings with the Shipton Building expected to be lit in in the coming weeks.

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