The parcel includes 52.3 acres that protect approximately ¼ mile of frontage on the Housatonic River and directly serves the city's efforts to develop a greenway of protected lands for hiking, bird watching, and fishing at the river's edge.
The nonprofit was awarded $430,219 from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs for the purchase of farm and industrial kitchen equipment during its land acquisition process.
The $99,750 awarded through the state's Community Compact program is the third information technology grant Pittsfield's received in the past five years toward its public wireless infrastructure. The city received $95,000 in 2019 for of Wi-Fi infrastructure for internal and public use and $40,000 in 2017 for switching infrastructure to enable telephone system consolidation.
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.
Five Berkshire communities have received more than a half-million in state grants this week for streetscape improvements, including a $28,000 grant to Williamstown to turn a downtown street into a parklet.
Downtown Adams has received a Local Rapid Recovery Planning Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to create an implementation plan to stabilize and revitalize the downtown area.
Pittsfield has received $880,000 in Site Readiness Program funding from the state's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development for the redevelopment of Site 9 at the William Stanley Business Park.