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

Incorporate Culture/Heritage/History

Enhance Aesthetics

Reduce Traffic Bottlenecks


Streetscape Improvements

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.


Streetscape Phasing Map

North Street Phase II

Park Square

Pedestrian Plaza Areas

Streetscape Concept Designs 

Streetscape Project Phasing Update