Mill Town is moving forward with plans to renovate a group of vacant buildings and open space into 36 new market-rate housing units with improved outdoor spaces and parking areas along Tyler Street in Pittsfield. According to a press release from the company through Teak Media, the projects, combined with the nearly completed St. Mary’s Morningstar housing development led by Dave Carver and Scarafoni Associates, will create 65 new residences in a two-block radius by the end of 2021.

 

The Tyler Street community improvement project aligns with Mill Town’s mission to expand and improve the quality and quantity of opportunities to live and work in the Berkshires. The Tyler Street area has been a focus for the City of Pittsfield for several years, first as a state-designated Transformative Development Initiative district, and most recently, for major infrastructure improvements through a recently won State MassWorks Grant. Strategically, the improvements will help create a stronger connection between two of the city’s largest employers, General Dynamics Mission Systems and Berkshire Health Systems.

 

Quality housing has been identified as a major need for employees and employers in Pittsfield. We are excited to be moving forward with plans for two residential housing construction projects – one of the first major initiatives for new construction multi-family housing in over a decade in the city… This is an opportunity to create a substantial residential area replacing formerly vacant lots, which will attract people to live in close proximity to key regional employers. We’re also encouraged by the job creation component of these projects: both construction efforts will be led by local contractors. ~ Tim Burke, CEO and Managing Director of Mill Town

 

With General Dynamics and Berkshire Health Systems growing in the region, quality housing is a major concern. In a recent co-signed letter addressed to the Mayor’s office in support of new housing investments, General Dynamics highlighted the critical infrastructure need and the importance housing plays in the local economy.  

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