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CDCSB has helped to create sustainable communities in southern Berkshire County since 1988. These are some of our milestones:
Incorporation around Great Barrington Main Street issues with the intent to build a town market place and meeting hall
Home-based Business Assistance Program initiated, sponsored by the towns of Great Barrington and Sheffield; awarded an EPA Site Assessment Grant for the 100 Bridge Street (formerly New England Log Homes/NELH); formation of the South Berkshire Housing Coalition
Awarded a Supplemental EPA Site Assessment Grant for 100 Bridge Street (formerly NELH)
100 Bridge Street, formerly NELH, Environmental Assessment Phase I and Phase II completed by engineering firm Fuss and O’Neill Inc.
140 East Street: completion of nine affordable rental units, first in Great Barrington in 20 years
Great Barrington town vote to donate land for affordable housing on Hillside Avenue; acquisition of Pinewoods site, Stockbridge
100 Bridge Street, formerly NELH, Environmental Assessment Phase III and Phase IV completed by Ransom Environmental Inc.
Pinewoods: completion of 30 affordable rental units
Hillside Avenue: completion of ten affordable rental units; first new construction of affordable rental units in Great Barrington in 10+ years; designated developer for the Searles/Bryant School complex in Great Barrington
Demolition completed on 100 Bridge Street site with $1.2 million budget
CDCSB receives its first allotment of Community Investment Tax Credits from the State of Massachusetts. To date, the CDCSB has received $175,000 in tax credit allocations from the state.
100 Bridge Street: Environmental permitting issued for bio-remediation of site
100 Bridge Street: $300,000 in Community Preservation Open Space Funds awarded for Riverfront Park; $450,000 in Community Preservation Funds for Affordable Housing awarded over 2 years (2015-2016)
Forest Springs: Comprehensive Permit obtained for development of new affordable housing units in Great Barrington on behalf of Construct, Inc.; secured $1million from Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston in partnership with Berkshire Bank; awarded $220,000 in Community Preservation Funds for Affordable Housing
Forest Springs: Completed One Stop Application to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development