Downtown Streetscape Project
Streetscape is a multi-phased, multi-million dollar improvement project. The project focuses on South and North streets and extends from Memorial Park on South Street to Wahconah Park toward the upper end of North Street.
There are a number of distinguished landmarks within the project area including Park Square, The Colonial Theatre, Berkshire Museum, Barrington Stage, Berkshire Medical Center and The Intermodal Transportation Center.
This downtown corridor is not only the center of business and government for the County, but also a representation of the creativity and diversity of the Pittsfield Community!
Streetscape Improvement Goals
Improve Pedestrian Safety, Circulation and Comfort
Stimulate Economic Development
Reduce Traffic Bottlenecks
New Sidewalk Treatments
Special Planting Areas & Trees
New Bump-outs at Crosswalks
New Ornamental Lighting
Increased Parking Spaces
Bike Racks/Benches/Trash & Recycling Receptacles
Public Art Spaces
Phase 1, which includes the area from Housatonic Street to Park Square was completed in October 2009.
Phase 2, which includes the area from Park Square to Columbus Avenue was completed in July 2012.
Consultants for Streetscape include Fuss & O’Neill, BSC group and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB). Phase maps and concept design plans for each phase can be accessed through the links below.