Take center stage at this handsome location in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, part of beautiful Berkshire County! The property includes a mixed-use, retail and residential apartment building and second, smaller yet adequate free-standing commercial space. Close to commercial development, parks, major employers, residential neighborhoods, and a country club. This area has old-fashioned New England charm, with all the modern conveniences.
Population and Other Statistics:
Pittsfield Berkshire County
Population 42,168 131,219
Density 1,035.3 140.9
# Households 19,325 55,200
This spot is centrally located near all the main highways in the Pittsfield area. U.S. Route 7/Route 20 corridor is very busy route only two blocks west, and is utilized by about 1,100 vehicles per hour, between 21,900 and 23,900 on a weekday, and up to 21,400 on a Saturday. Tyler Street is a major thoroughfare running through the heart of Pittsfield, and is zoned General Business, offering a diverse mix of commercial and dining options. The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has a variety bus routes running to and from Pittsfield via surrounding North Adams, Lee, and Great Barrington and there is a stop just two blocks west at the intersection of North Street and Tyler.
There is a good selection of major employers in Pittsfield, some very close to this opportunity on Tyler Street. For example, the second largest employer in the city is Berkshire Medical Center, within walking distance just a few short blocks west on North Street. The facility, employing approximately 1,800 people, was recently ranked in Becker’s Hospital Review/Becker’s ASC Review’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” General Electric has had a strong presence in Pittsfield since the 1970’s, and still has a workforce of about 1,900 since the company was sold to Marin Marietta in 1993. General Dynamics is also a contributor to the job market, with approximately 1,500 employees. The company is just two miles east and was recently contracted to build U.S. Navy combat ships, creating even more jobs and economic activity in the area.
Two blocks north is Springside Park and 239-acre Herbert Arboretum, displaying a collection of trees and formal landscapes. Also within a short walking distance is historic Wahconah Park, constructed in 1919, current home of the Pittsfield Colonials, and has seats for 4,500 spectators. Berkshire Hills Country Club is about a mile northeast and its eighteen holes and incredible views have been enjoyed by members since 1925.
The immediate area on Tyler Street is bustling with a mix of shops, bakeries, restaurants, and schools. Just steps away is Morningside Bakery, always drawing customers into the area with their specialty cakes, pastries, and coffee. Also within a moment’s walk is Morningside Community School, with an enrollment of just over 400 students. There are several convenience stores and fast food restaurants in the area as well, and Berkshire Crossing, a major retail shopping center is just a few miles west, offering supermarkets, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Applebee’s, Staples, and many more.
Property Features and Highlights:
- Two-story, brick, mixed-use retail and residential property with separate 840 square foot commercial building
- 99 feet of frontage along busy Tyler Street, in the center of Pittsfield
- Surrounded by major employers
- 4,896 square feet total in a high profile building
- Two commercial units at street level, offering 1,364 square feet and 1,076 square feet, respectively
- Four residential units on second floor – two efficiencies and two one bedroom apartments
- Public parking close by
Pittsfield is becoming an increasingly popular place for young professionals to enjoy a high standard of living, amazing views of the Berkshires, and a multitude of recreational activities nearby. It is also evident that the area is attractive to investors and entrepreneurs as well. It has already been mentioned that major Pittsfield employer General Dynamics has recently secured a $56 million project from the U.S. Navy. Other notable groups choosing to do business here include:
- GE Plastics Headquarters, located at 1 Plastics Avenue
- Interprint just chose Pittsfield for its new $25 million facility
- Biomedical firm Nuclea Biomarkers on South Street
We think you’ll agree that this location has great neighbors and outstanding potential for success. Request more information or a private showing today!