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A solid affordable housing project
The multi-family housing unit proposed for Bradford and Center Streets granted a special permit by the Community Development Board will provide much-needed affordable housing for Pittsfield while bringing more people to live downtown, contributing to its revival. The shortage of affordable housing is a serious problem for Pittsfield as it seeks to bring new business into town, and this project, proposed by Beth A. Pearson, developer of the Maplewood Condominium project, will play a big part in addressing it. Downtown requires residents along with businesses and cultural institutions, and this project will answer that need while giving a boost to the economically struggling West Side. Considering the advantages of the project, we hope the city will grant a requested affordable housing bonus to build 11 additional units and provide a waiver of the on-site parking requirements, given the availability of on-street parking.
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