Hillside Avenue

Great Barrington, MA

Hillside Avenue Housing is the first new construction of affordable rental units in Great Barrington in more than a decade.

All ten units are affordable and are within walking distance of town center and within one block of public transportation. This project is a model of Smart Growth for rural towns.

CDC Role

 

Owner and Developer

Unit Profile

Ten affordable rental units in three buildings
One-, two-, and three-bedroom units
One ADA unit
Three acres of town-donated land, two of which are permanently preserved as open space
Town water and sewer
All units are Energy Star certified

Development Cost

$2.3 million

Capital Financing

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank; TD Bank; Town of Great Barrington; Federal Home Loan Bank Boston AHP; Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development: HOME, Community Based Housing, Housing Stabilization Fund, Facilities Consolidation Fund

Collaborators

Construct, Inc; Town of Great Barrington; Southern Berkshire Housing Coalition

Management

Construct, Inc., Great Barrington, MA

Architect

Dana Bixby, West Stockbridge, MA

Engineering

Foresight Land Services, Pittsfield, MA

Contractor

Allegrone Construction, Pittsfield, MA

Status

Completed 2009

Press

Wait is Just About Over (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Mar 19, 2009

Hillside Development Breaks Ground (PDF), The Berkshire Record, Aug 8, 2008

Hillside Project Breaks Ground (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Aug 2, 2008

Select Board Pledges $85,000 (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Oct 16, 2007

Hillside Avenue

Great Barrington, MA

Hillside Avenue Housing is the first new construction of affordable rental units in Great Barrington in more than a decade.

All ten units are affordable and are within walking distance of town center and within one block of public transportation. This project is a model of Smart Growth for rural towns.

CDC Role

Owner and Developer

Unit Profile

Ten affordable rental units in three buildings
One-, two-, and three-bedroom units
One ADA unit
Three acres of town-donated land, two of which are permanently preserved as open space
Town water and sewer
All units are Energy Star certified

Development Cost

$2.3 million

Capital Financing

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank; TD Bank; Town of Great Barrington; Federal Home Loan Bank Boston AHP; Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development: HOME, Community Based Housing, Housing Stabilization Fund, Facilities Consolidation Fund

Collaborators

Construct, Inc; Town of Great Barrington; Southern Berkshire Housing Coalition

Management

Construct, Inc., Great Barrington, MA

Architect

Dana Bixby, West Stockbridge, MA

Engineering

Foresight Land Services, Pittsfield, MA

Contractor

Allegrone Construction, Pittsfield, MA

Status

Completed 2009

Press

Wait is Just About Over (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Mar 19, 2009

Hillside Development Breaks Ground (PDF), The Berkshire Record, Aug 8, 2008

Hillside Project Breaks Ground (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Aug 2, 2008

Select Board Pledges $85,000 (PDF), The Berkshire Eagle, Oct 16, 2007