William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield to begin redevelopment

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Pittsfield announced that they have been awarded an $880,000 MassDevelopment grant to begin the re-development of the William Stanley Business Park.

These kinds of site projects aim to provide vital resources to municipalities, private sector businesses, and nonprofit economic development entities.

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“The more opportunities we have to put existing properties back to work is less property
that we need to greenspace into something else. We certainly feel that this program can really
make a big difference helping communities build their future,” said Gov. Baker.

The Business Park located in Site 9 is the largest and most visible section of the park and it had been undeveloped and in a state of deterioration for over 20 years.

The designed plan includes roadways, utilities, stormwater quality, green space, and fees to

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