North Street Streetscape

Considered the final portion of the $18 million investment in Pittsfield’s Downtown, Phases 3 and 4 involved bringing North Street back to life through innovative landscape and streetscape design, made possible by MassWorks Infrastructure grants. Both projects combined to form approximately 2/3 mile of downtown urban streetscape and pedestrian improvements.

Fuss & O’Neill provided the full breadth of engineering services required to bring the project from planning and design to bidding and full-time resident engineering construction inspection. Improvements consisted of widening and/or roadway diets to better accommodate bicycles, traffic signal improvements and mid-block crosswalk enhancements, street-side bioretention facilities and rain gardens for roadway stormwater treatment, on-street parking, tiered pedestrian sitting walls, updated ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, trees and planters, and many other decorative sidewalk elements.

This project incorporated a new roadway and sidewalk lighting system and associated subsurface installations. Also included in the design were comprehensive wayfinding signs that are the new, adopted City standard.