Construction has now begun on the first phase of the planned Westside Riverway linear park on Dewey Avenue, across from Bradford Street.
The activity includes remediation work that is expected to be completed by Nov. 7.
First conceived during public planning efforts that began in 2007 with the support of the City of Pittsfield and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Urban River Visions program, the project aims to provide improved open space and recreation opportunities while restoring and improving the neighborhood’s connection to the Housatonic River.
With the support of Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and Environmental Protection Agency’s brownfield cleanup grant funds, the city is currently implementing the remediation plan developed with public input in 2015, which includes the removal of invasive species, contaminated soils and the restoration and reseeding of the site.
The restored site will be maintained as open space until future grant funding is secured for the construction of selected park improvements.
For more information, please contact Nate Joyner at 413-448-9673.