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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.