Streetscape and Infrastructure Improvements Enhance Home Town Feel
Adams, MA is a picturesque valley town in Berkshire County that is rich in historical landmarks, such as the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum. Retaining the quaint New England home town feel is important.
As part of the Adams Downtown Redevelopment Plan, the Berkshire County Town of Adams identified streetscape improvements along Park Street as a high priority and central to the Town’s economic development activities. To that end, the Town hired Tighe & Bond to assess existing conditions and provide design engineering for streetscape and infrastructure improvements.
The Park Street Story
The historic Park Street was once the stagecoach route through town, and was later occupied by crafts and trades people. Today, Park Street is a 1,200-foot Town owned and maintained roadway that is classified as an Urban Principal Arterial between Pittsfield and North Adams; it sees approximately 15,000 vehicles on a daily basis. The Town’s mission for the Park Street corridor was to enhance the architectural character of downtown Adams, while enhancing pedestrian flow and encouraging commercial activity. The project was located directly adjacent to both the fire and police stations.
Infrastructure improvements included drainage, utilities, pavement, curbing, sidewalk and crosswalk modifications, and other pedestrian improvements. The addition of street trees, landscaping, and street furnishings were integral to creating an aesthetically pleasing town center.
This project used Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding
Our range of services included: assessment of existing conditions, design and project specifications, cost estimation, bidding assistance, and construction administration.