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Pittsfield ZBA Approves Bloom Brothers Parking Amendment

On Wednesday, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special amendment to Bloom Brother's site plan to allow the use of additional on-site parking.

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Pittsfield Free Parking Extended

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Pittsfield Begins Alternate Side Parking for Wednesday Night's Storm

Pittsfield is preparing for this winter's first snow emergency and the implementation of the new alternate-side parking ordinance passed just last month to facilitate snow cleanup.

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Pittsfield Looks to Adopt Alternate Side Parking

The city of Pittsfield is working to refine snow emergency parking in two steps. The first step is the adoption of a new snow emergency regulations for alternate side parking, and the second is to repeal overnight parking regulations so that residents can park on the street all year long.

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Adams Forgoes Regular Winter Parking Ban

Typically the town sets an overnight parking ban on all public streets and parking lots from November to April to facilitate easier winter clean up

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Great Barrington Sets Winter Overnight Parking Ban

The town's winter parking ban will be in place from Nov. 15 to March 30, 2021.

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North Adams Gains $44K MassDOT Grant to Expand Outdoor Dining

The city has received a $44,483 grant from the state's Shared Streets and Spaces Program to promote outdoor dining in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Pittsfield Continues Alternate Parking Discussion

The Ordinance and Rules Subcommittee tabled a parking amendment for alternate side parking to gather more information.

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Pittsfield to Review Alternate Side Parking Ordinance

Although there was some discussion among the City Councilors on Tuesday, they ultimately voted to send the proposed ordinance first to be reviewed.

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Pittsfield to Look Deeper Into Winter Parking Alternatives

Commissioner Ricardo Morales was asked Thursday to research into the petition proposal volleyed to the Traffic Commission from the City Council.

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Pittsfield to Consider Alternate-Side Parking to Facilitate Plowing

Alternate side parking is a traffic law that dictates which side of a street cars can be parked on a given day. It allows for more efficient seasonal clean up and can improve better traffic flow.

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Williamstown Select Board Seeks New Proposal on Parking Regulations

But at that Oct. 21 meeting, all five members of the Select Board said they had heard many concerns from residents about the changes.

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Pittsfield Council Holds Off on South Church Parking Changes

Councilors spent about half of Tuesday's meeting debating a request from the city to allow unrestricted parking on South Church Street but determined they were not ready to make such a decision.

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Williamstown Mulls Major Changes to Parking Bylaw

The most discussion about the five suggestions offered by Johnson came about No. 3: a proposal to eliminate the two-hour on-street parking limit on both sides of Park Street.

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Pittsfield ZBA Continues Two Marijuana Facility Hearings

The Zoning Board of Appeals deferred two special permit requests for two marijuana facilities to its October meeting, seeking clearer more complete information.

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Proprietor's Lodge Gets Permanent Certificate of Occupancy

The Community Development Board gave city staff the go-ahead to award Proprietor's Lodge a permanent certificate of occupancy.

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Williams College Redoes Section of Pavement in Spring Street Lot

The college's senior project manager Wednesday morning characterized the project as "punch list work" on a multiphase rebuild of the parking lot that was completed last year.

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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 Traffic Panel Open to Widening Scope of Meter Talks

The Traffic Commission isn't willing to remove meters from the newly opened Columbus Street surface lot but is willing to discuss an overall examination of the entire meter system. Berkshire Nautilus Owner Jim Ramondetta and Manager Glen McBurney have been fighting the city over the new meters. Prior to the garage being torn down and replaced, there were free three-hour public spaces.

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Pittsfield Board Pulls Back Permitting Restrictions On Proprietor's Lodge

The Community Development Board is temporarily halting its request that city officials halt all permitting for additions to Proprietor's Lodge but will be keeping a close eye on the operations. The lodge received a special permit earlier this year from parking requirements and it had presented a parking management plan. The permit was needed because of additional space being created but Proprietor's was not expanding its occupancy. The lodge was given a special permit to add a deck, ceremony

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North Adams Conservation Commission OKs Parking, Footpath

The city was approved to move forward with a parking lot as part of the planned renovation of Brayton Park.

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North Adams Council Wants More Info on Parking Proposal

The City Council wants more information before it considers putting seven metered parking spots to the east side of Ashland Street.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Recommends Metered Space on Ashland

The Traffic Commission is recommending that seven metered spaces be installed on the east side of Ashland Street between Summer and Quincy streets.

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Pittsfield Board Looking Into Possible Proprietor's Lodge Parking Violations

The Community Development Board is telling city staff not to sign off on anything more regarding Proprietor's Lodge's expansion as they looking into allegations that the company is not complying with its parking plan. The board received two complaints about the restaurant and event venue at the former ITAM alleging that the company is not in compliance with a parking plan the board approved.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Advises Raising Parking Permit Rates

The commission in January voted to raise the price in the Center Street lot by $10 but couldn't address the St. Anthony lot because it had not been put on the agenda. On Monday, the commissioners agreed that permits in both lots should cost the same.

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