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Community Development Board Endorses Tyler Street Fire House Redevelopment

In line with the other classic buildings he has converted into apartments, the goal is to restore the fire house’s original glory.

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Projected Cost Soars for Planned Williamstown Fire Station

A consultant working with the fire district last week told its Building Committee that a rough estimate of the cost of building a new station is more than twice what district officials heard in 2008.

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Williamstown's COOL Committee Pushes Fire District on Station Design Process

Members of an environmental action group Wednesday pressed the fire district to incorporate the advocates into the early planning for a new fire station on Main Street.

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Williamstown Fire District Receives Grant to Support Station Design

The Williamstown Fire District is one of 16 municipal entities across the commonwealth that were awarded grants totaling $3 million to support projects in communities with populations below 7,000 or a population density of fewer than 500 people per square mile.

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Wall to Be Moved to Make Space in Williamstown Fire Station

The five-person Prudential Committee that oversees the district voted last Monday to enter into a contract for design services on the new Main Street station. And the panel agreed to spend up to $14,000 to move an interior wall in the Water Street facility.

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Pittsfield Council OKs TIE Agreement for Tyler Street Firehouse Redevelopment

The TIE agreement will save developer CT Management around $55,000 in residential taxes and will bring in about $65,000 into the city.

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Pittsfield Panel Approves 10-Year TIE for Tyler Street Firehouse

The TIE agreement, which is the residential version of tax increment financing, will save developer CT Management around $55,000 in residential taxes and will bring in about $65,000 into the city.

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Williamstown Fire District Urged to Make New Station a Net Zero Project

Wendy Penner of the town's Carbon Dioxide Lowering [COOL] Committee asked before the vote whether the Building Committee had solicited proposals from architects with an eye toward net-zero greenhouse gas construction.

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Pittsfield City Council Approve Tyler Street Fire Station Funding

The funds will kickstart CT Management's redevelopment of the historic fire station into four residential housing units.

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Williamstown Fire District Building Committee Makes Choice for Architect

In a narrow vote of the seven-member committee, the Mitchell/EDM group ranked slightly ahead of Cambridge's Galante Architecture Studio, the clear second favorite among four firms who responded to the district's request for proposals.

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CT Management Plans to Convert Tyler Street Fire House into Apartments

The Historical Commission on Monday deemed the fire station historically significant, making it eligible for Community Preservation Act funding that will support its proposed restoration.

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Williamstown Prudential Committee OK's Contract for Station Project Manager

The contract anticipates a total project budget of $10 million and a total fee to Colliers of just more than $311,000 with construction expected to be completed in August 2023.

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Williamstown Fire District Building Committee Recommends Owner's Project Manager

Six of the eight committee members in a virtual meeting selected Colliers, which has offices in Boston and Agawam and throughout the country, from among three firms the panel interviewed.

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Williamstown Fire District Building Committee to Choose Owner's Project Manager

Building Committee Chair Elaine Neely on Wednesday reported to the Prudential Committee that her panel received nine responses to the request for qualifications issued by the district and conducted interviews with three finalists last week.

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Williamstown Fire District Reviewing OPM Candidates

The Fire District has received responses from nine architects interested in serving as the owner’s project manager for a proposed fire station project and could have one on board as soon as March.

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Cheshire Fire Department Grappling With Heating Issues

Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi told the Selectmen last week that he is struggling with two broken circulator pumps leaving no heat in the apparatus bay and in the kitchen.

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Williamstown Fire District Accepting Applications for OPM for Station Project

The Williamstown Fire District is soliciting applications to serve as the body's owner's project manager on a long-discussed fire station project.

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Williamstown Fire District Seeks New Perspective from Advisory Panel

It is governed by an elected committee that, until last year, had just three members, each with decades of experience in fighting fires, including one whose father served on the same committee.

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Pittsfield Fire Station Sparks Little Interest

The city has released requests for proposals on multiple occasions, the first one being in 2013 as well as subsequent ones in January 2014, March 2017, and in May 2017.

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Williamstown Fire District Forms Subcommittees to Advance Building Plan

The committee that governs the town's fire district last week announced two subcommittees to help advance planning for a new Main Street fire station.

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Williamstown Fire District 'Slows' Building Project in Light of Economy

The Prudential Committee on Wednesday discussed the need to slow down in its quest to replace the Water Street fire station in light of the current state of the economy.

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Williamstown Fire District Gets Input from Town Manager on Building Process

The principal takeaway was that the Prudential Committee is on the right track with its plan to seek an owner's project manager to help move the project alone.

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Pittsfield Soliciting Interest in Long Vacant Morningside Fire Station

The final request for proposals for the development of the century-old Morningside fire station has been released.