berkshire regional planning commission

BRPC Elects New Executive Director

Feb 23, 2018
Josh Landes

For the first time in 23 years, the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has elected a new Executive Director.

Josh Landes

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is about to announce its first new leader in more than two decades.

A new report says there has been a decrease in serious traffic collisions in Berkshire County. 

farm produce
US Department of Agriculture

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for its Berkshire Market Collective project. 

JD Allen / WAMC

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission held a recreational marijuana workshop in Lenox, Massachusetts Thursday for political leaders. The drug is now legal statewide.

JD Allen / WAMC

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition discussed transportation system needs in the region during an economic forum Friday in North Adams. The challenge is upgrading aging transportation infrastructure to accommodate the aging population. 

Jim Levulis / WAMC

A forum in North Adams Friday brought attention to a countywide effort to make the region “age friendly.”

Jim Levulis / WAMC

After three years of work, the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has unveiled its master plan.

With the input of the county’s 32 communities, the Sustainable Berkshires plan provides a 20-to-30-year outlook designed to replace the one adopted in 2001. The project was funded by a $590,000 federal Housing and Urban Development grant. Amy Kacala is senior planner.

Berkshire Communities Join In PCB Cleanup

Oct 22, 2013

Several Berkshire, Massachusetts County communities are banding together, figuring there's strength in numbers when it comes seeking financial compensation from General Electric during the PCB cleanup of the Housatonic River.

Lenox last week joined Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield to join the effort, and Pittsfield is expected to join Tuesday.

Nathaniel Karns, executive director of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, tells The Berkshire Eagle that together the communities can hire a law firm to negotiate with GE.

Western Massachusetts Scenic Byways

Scenic roads are a staple of western Massachusetts, and a new marketing campaign is trying to make sure people know what that part of the state has to offer.

Planning efforts surrounding economic development through the life sciences and transportation in the Berkshires are about to head into their next stages.

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is asking county residents to weigh in on planning efforts examining potential station locations for North-South passenger rail between Pittsfield and the state border with Connecticut, as part of a $240,000 federal grant.