First public meeting for Tyler Street Streetscape Design Project

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the City of Pittsfield will host the first public meeting for the Tyler Street Streetscape Design Project.  The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St.

The purpose of the streetscape design project is to redesign Tyler Street to foster greater safety for all modes of transportation, including automobile, bus, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. 

The meeting will include a presentation that will provide an overview of the project and potential design treatments, as well as the opportunity to provide feedback through breakout group activities. Design work is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Tyler Street Business Group.

During the summer the city retained the BSC Group to lead the streetscape design effort.  The BSC Group has been working with a steering committee to focus on balancing the many priorities discussed over the last several years through planning efforts provided as part of the Tyler Street Transformative Development Initiative, a program designed by MassDevelopment aimed at revitalization activities on Tyler Street and the surrounding Morningside neighborhood. 

To date, preliminary design work has focused on accommodating pedestrian safety through visible crossings and curb extensions; creating dedicated bicycle lanes; identifying dedicated bus stops; preserving on-street parking; and comprehensive on-street placemaking.

MassDevelopment has developed an interactive website that allows for public comment on this project, and will feature updates including a sneak peek of the work to be presented at the Dec. 6 meeting. Visit the site here:

https://courbanize.com/projects/pittsfield-tdi/

For more information, please contact CJ Hoss, City Planner, choss@cityofpittsfield.org or 413-499-9366.