City of Pittsfield Announces Reopening of First Street Lot

The City of Pittsfield is pleased to announce the reopening of the newly renovated First Street Lot on Tuesday, July 25.

 The new lot will be available for both permit and metered parking.  Please note, however, that there are several marked spaces near the Fenn Street entrance (by MyCom) identified for metered parking only.

As with other municipal lots in the city, metered parking at the First Street Lot is in effect 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there are several kiosks stationed around the lot to assist patrons. As a note, there is free parking after 5 p.m. on weekdays and parking is free all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

The reconfigured lot features new paving, additional lighting and landscaping. Contractor Maxymilian began work on the project this past spring. Commissioner David Turocy, of the Department of Public Service and Utilities, said that in addition to the look of the lot, the renovations addressed persistent infrastructure issues.

“We are very pleased with the results of this parking lot reconstruction project.  It includes several improvements that people have long requested – including improved drivability with no potholes or standing water, additional handicap spaces with better accessibility to the sidewalk, and new overhead lighting that improves public safety in the lot and nearby surroundings,” Turocy said. 

Mayor Linda Tyer said the First Street Lot’s new amenities will help to better serve the needs of the public.

 “I am thrilled because this is a project that the city has had on its radar for some time, and I’m glad that this work is now complete. We have a newly reconfigured parking lot that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. I look forward to the First Street Lot serving as a great asset to our downtown,” Tyer said.

A color map of the First Street Lot featuring parking designations is available on the homepage of the city’s website at www.cityofpittsfield.org

For more information on the First Street Lot, please feel free to call 413-499-9330.