downtown Pittsfield http://wamc.org en Pittsfield Seeking Input And Activism From Youth http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-seeking-input-and-activism-youth <p>Pittsfield is looking to engage and use its teenagers to create a vibrant downtown and atmosphere for youth.</p><p>The city of Pittsfield is reforming its youth commission, inactive over the past five years. <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/news_detail_T3_R237.php" target="_blank">Pittsfield is seeking applications</a> from teenagers 14 to 18 to serve on what could be a 21-person committee, according to Mayor Dan Bianchi.</p><p>“The youth commission is intended to bring the thoughts of young people to light and give them a voice in government,” said Bianchi.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:38:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 91779 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Seeking Input And Activism From Youth Pittsfield Evaluating Downtown Police Foot Patrols http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-evaluating-downtown-police-foot-patrols <p>The city of Pittsfield is looking into collaborative options for police foot patrols in its downtown.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:15:48 +0000 Jim Levulis 85668 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Evaluating Downtown Police Foot Patrols Next Phase Of Downtown Pittsfield Reconstruction Unveiled http://wamc.org/post/next-phase-downtown-pittsfield-reconstruction-unveiled <p>Designers have released plans for the next phase of Pittsfield’s downtown reconstruction.</p><p>Jon Dietrich of the firm <a href="http://www.fando.com/" target="_blank">Fuss &amp; O’Neill</a> is heading up Phase 3 of <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/community_development/community_development_and_housing/streetscape.php" target="_blank">Pittsfield’s Streetscape Master Plan</a>, which began in 2005.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 84167 at http://wamc.org Next Phase Of Downtown Pittsfield Reconstruction Unveiled Barrington Stage Company's 10×10 New Play Festival http://wamc.org/post/barrington-stage-companys-10-10-new-play-festival <p><a href="http://www.barringtonstageco.org">Barrington Stage Company's</a> 10×10 New Play Festival is part of the <a href="http://www.discoverpittsfield.com/10×10">10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival</a>, returning to downtown Pittsfield for the third year from February 13-23, 2014. From theatre to art shows to live music, 10×10 warms up the Berkshires winter with hot new performances, art and more. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83627 at http://wamc.org Barrington Stage Company's 10×10 New Play Festival Downtown Boutique Hotel Proposed For Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/downtown-boutique-hotel-proposed-pittsfield <p>Plans for a boutique hotel in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts are being well received by the community.</p><p>A project that has been envisioned for the past seven years is quickly garnering support. More than 60 people showed up for the hotel’s announcement on the same day the city’s community development board granted special permits giving the go-ahead for the project. Laurie Tierney is the manager of the real estate company MM&amp;D. She and her husband own the selected buildings on North Street in the heart of the city’s downtown.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 83286 at http://wamc.org Downtown Boutique Hotel Proposed For Pittsfield Pittsfield Evaluating Downtown Parking http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-evaluating-downtown-parking <p>The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is taking a look at how it can improve parking downtown.</p><p>The city is undertaking what it is calling a “sustainable parking management study” to make parking an asset, not a barrier, for the downtown. The city’s Community Development Coordinator Doug Clark says the study will look at the parking supply and demand as well as how the city manages its parking.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:52:14 +0000 Jim Levulis 78537 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Evaluating Downtown Parking Pittsfield Opening Downtown to More Business Options http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-opening-downtown-more-business-options <p>The <a href="http://cityofpittsfield.org/" target="_blank">city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts</a> is looking to expand its business options for its downtown area.</p><p>The city council recently approved an ordinance to the city’s Downtown Arts Overlay District that allows for more mixed use. The zoning ordinance now allows for the manufacturing and distribution of food and beverages including baking and brewing along with cheese and wine making. City Planner CJ Hoss says this opens the door for micro food and beverage businesses popping up in other downtown areas.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:23:27 +0000 Jim Levulis 77829 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Opening Downtown to More Business Options MA Gov. Patrick Announces Funding for Pittsfield's Infrastructure http://wamc.org/post/ma-gov-patrick-announces-funding-pittsfields-infrastructure <p>During a visit to the Berkshires Tuesday, <a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick</a> announced nearly $4 million in infrastructure funding for Pittsfield.</p><p>Governor Patrick announced the state will give $1.7 million to aid in the $2 million completion of Pittsfield’s First Street Common. Patrick was the keynote speaker at a luncheon of the <a href="http://www.berkshirechamber.com/" target="_blank">Berkshire Chamber of Commerce</a>.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:17:09 +0000 Jim Levulis 77708 at http://wamc.org MA Gov. Patrick Announces Funding for Pittsfield's Infrastructure MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development http://wamc.org/post/ma-representatives-tour-pittsfield-discussing-development <p>Massachusetts state representatives toured Pittsfield meeting with city officials to discuss area development and challenges.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:22:49 +0000 Jim Levulis 76023 at http://wamc.org MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development 3rd Thursday Wraps Up for the Year in Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/3rd-thursday-wraps-year-pittsfield <p>Tonight’s 3rd Thursday is the last of the year in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 75788 at http://wamc.org 3rd Thursday Wraps Up for the Year in Pittsfield