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North Adams Considering Plans to Dispose of Properties

The city owns more than 200 pieces of property, ranging from City Hall to the Windsor Mill to vacant lots taken in tax title.

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North Adams Council Opposition to Sale Leaves Land in Limbo

In a 4-2 vote against referring the request to declare the former Jarisch Paper Box Co. surplus to the General Government Committee, the council left the disposal of the land in limbo for the moment.

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North Adams Council Puts Brakes on Sale of Sullivan School

A locally organized group of businesses and entrepreneurs operating as Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center, or BAMTEC, bid $1 for the 50-year-old building but their proposal says they will be investing $11 million into the building and another $3 million in equipment. The Kemp Avenue property is assessed at $2.1 million.

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North Adams Has Buyers for Old Schools, Vermont Land

The council on Tuesday night will be asked to approve the sale three city properties Johnson School, Sullivan School and undeveloped land in Vermont for prices below their assessed values.

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Pittsfield to Release Morningside Fire Station RFP Again

The one property the councilors focused on was the decrepit Morningside firehouse located on 231 Tyler St. The 1906 building has been out of service since 1970.

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North Adams Council Puts Johnson School on 'For Sale' List

The 125-year-old building is currently occupied by Berkshire County Head Start, which is planning to move to the United Cerebral Palsy building on Curran Highway.

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Laurel Ridge Eyes Expansion Onto Town Owned Land in Lanesborough

At least some of the land the town bought more than a decade ago to service seniors could somewhat serve its intended purpose soon. The town had bought around 19 acres of land bordered by Prospect Street and North Main Street in 2007 with the intent to build a new senior center and senior housing units. Berkshire Housing Development headed efforts to craft plans for the senior housing aspect but the recession hit and the federal funds eyed for construction dried up. The property has sat for m

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Cumberland Farms Pushed to Close on North Adams City Yard

During an update at Wednesday's Finance Committee meeting on the status of municipal land under contract, Mayor Thomas Bernard said the convenience store chain was allowed to extend its option one more time.

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North Adams Properties in Real Estate Limbo

But the city's attempts to divest itself of unwanted properties has not so far been terribly successful. Some smaller lots have been auctioned off or sold to abuttors, but the larger parcels seem to be in real estate limbo.

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Bernard Will Seek Proposals for Historic Mohawk Theater

Mayor Thomas Bernard, the third mayor to deal with the city-owned property, has decided the public sector has taken it as far as it can go: Next week he'll ask the City Council to declare the theater as excess municipal property and put out a request for proposals.

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North Adams City Council Authorizes Sale of Notre Dame

The City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 in favor of a plan to develop a hotel complex in the long-vacant Notre Dame property.

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$18.5M Notre Dame Hotel Proposal on North Adams Council Agenda

The church property was one of four parcels put out to bid in July. Mayor Thomas Bernard is asking that the council authorize him to enter into a purchase-and-sales agreement with The Square Office LLC.

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