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A roofing company aims to turn a portion of Brushwood Farm into its headquarters — and a business park

Brushwood Farm sign, entrance

An 8-acre parcel on Brushwood Farm on Pittsfield Road in Lenox would be transformed into a business park and home of Smegal Roofing under a proposal pending before the Planning Board.

LENOX — Another potential development — a business park — is in the works for Brushwood Farm on Pittsfield Road, site of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel and a proposed rental housing complex.

An 8.1-acre parcel on the 68-acre property is expected to be sold soon to Jason Smegal, owner of J Smegal Roofing. His company is headquartered in an office building at 449 Pittsfield Road (Route 7/20) in Lenox, with two additional facilities in Pittsfield on Mill Street and South Merriam Street.

The transaction is expected to be completed after the Planning Board signs off on the project on a standard “approval not required” form. The board met on Tuesday to hear a brief presentation from Heather Brown of Foresight Land Services in Pittsfield, the civil engineers handling Smegal’s project.

The board deferred action until its next meeting on Feb. 8, pending some clarification on technical issues involving required road frontage for the parcel, which is split between commercial and residential zones.

Smegal’s plan is to maintain the parcel “as is, and bring in new businesses,” said Brown. Additional development is in the works on a separate lot off the adjacent East Dugway Road, which intersects with Pittsfield Road.

Smegal detailed his vision for the property in an interview on Wednesday.

“We want to build a home base for my company, bringing everything under one roof, and also develop a professional business park with office suites for other companies,” he told The Eagle.

The value of the transaction will remain undisclosed, he added, until it becomes a public record at the Berkshire Middle Registry of Deeds. The entire 15-acre Brushwood Farm parcel is owned by the Hashim Family Trust. 

Trustee James Hashim, who said the real estate closing which had been scheduled for Jan. 31 will be rescheduled, pending a Planning Board green light for the project.

Smegal said the existing commercial building with several tenants, including the Your Color Connection print shop, would remain, but two other vacant, dilapidated structures are likely to be demolished.

Clarence Fanto can be reached at cfanto@yahoo.com, on Twitter @BE_cfanto or at 413-637-2551.

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