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.
The Rusty Anchor is looking to take a page out of Proprietor's Lodge book by shuttling people to events.
Scott Graves, the owner of the members-only club on Pontoosuc Lake, in the former boathouse formerly owned by the YMCA, renovated its second-floor last year and is now looking to host events there.
Lipton Mart on Elm Street is looking to demolish a residential home on Livingston Avenue for more parking.
The company purchased the 1,200 square-foot home at 11 Livingston and is looking to add a half dozen new spaces. The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a permit for the work on Wednesday.
The Community Development Board granted a parking waiver to Proprietor's Lodge Tuesday despite opposition from neighbors.
The former ITAM building was renovated into a new reception hall and restaurant and the owner is looking to expand with a new ceremony room and a breakout space. But the neighbors feel the traffic congestion has gotten out of control and objected to the plans feeling that it will cause even more problems.
Proprietor's Lodge is looking to add two new spaces to its existing building — a ceremony room and a breakout space.
But neighbors are saying the business at the former Itam Lodge is growing entirely too fast and is causing problems in the tight residential area.
Working off a report by Stantec Consulting Services, the commission determined that a crosswalk would not be safe in that area and that the issue of students crossing Church Street might better be addressed through changing bus routes.
At issue was a patch of land currently occupied by trailers related to the $64 million building project. As construction winds down, construction manager Turner Construction plans to remove the trailers and return the land to its natural state.
The commission endorsed a plan on Thursday that calls for no parking on the non-school sides of Pomeroy Avenue and Marshall Street. It will also extend no parking on the school side of Pomeroy from Beverly to the school, where the road bends.
For months, the School Building Committee and the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee have been considering whether to include the parking lot in the ongoing addition/renovation project at Mount Greylock.
Known as the "park and walk" initiative, officers on the day, evening, and midnight shifts are all expected to attempt one 15-minute walk, said Police Chief Michael Wynn. As of Nov. 26, officers registered a total of 293 park and walk details throughout the city.
Secretary Jay Ash last visited the former Cariddi Mill in May to hear about its potential; on Monday, he was back with a $1.72 million check from the state's MassWorks program to aid the project in completing its parking infrastructure.
The Zoning Board of Appeals last week gave its blessing to the new Williams Inn project.
The board issued five special permits needed for construction of the inn at the bottom of Spring Street and the expansion of the college-owned municipal parking lot nearby.
The City Council is upset that just weeks before school starts and the city's crosswalks have not been repainted. And they won't be done this year.
Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell filed a petition asking for a schedule for line painting this year after noticing areas throughout the city where the paint has worn and the crosswalks are faded. His concern is that the city could be incurring liability should there be an accident or a pedestrian gets run down when trying to cross the road.
The newly renovated First Street municipal parking lot reopened Tuesday.
The parking lot holds 241 vehicles and is available for both permit and metered parking. There are several marked spaces near the Fenn Street entrance (by MyCom) identified for metered parking only.
Adams has received $800,000 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds to reconfigure the parking lot at the Adams Visitors Center.
Adams was one of 58 towns and cities receiving $30.5 million in CDBG funds announced on Thursday. Also receiving grants are Becket, Buckland and North Adams.
Williams College's plans for a new Williams Inn on Spring Street cleared one regulatory hurdle on Tuesday and face another test on Thursday at Town Hall.
The Planning Board on Tuesday gave its blessing to the 64-room inn, which the college hopes to have online by the spring of 2019.
Williams College hopes to start expanding the Spring Street parking lot as soon as this fall.
The college's director of real estate and legal affairs was at Town Hall on Monday to explain the project to the Board of Selectmen and ask its permission to seek a modification to a 2008 special permit on the site.