Pittsfield YMCA receives $6.5 million loan for renovations, expansion

February 16, 2022 : Spectrum News 1

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The Berkshire Family YMCA has received a $6.5 million loan through MassDevelopment, Lee Bank, Adams Community Bank, and Greylock Credit Union towards renovating and expanding its main facility at 292 North St. in downtown Pittsfield. 

According to MassDevelopment, the building was constructed in 1909 and the last major renovation took place over 40 years ago.

The planned renovation will include an accessible indoor track for exercise and rehabilitation purposes for use by people of all abilities, adding a youth basketball court, and upgrading its fitness center. Newly configured program spaces and updating restrooms are additional improvements that will increase capacity of its nationally accredited child development program to serve an additional 25 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. 

MassDevelopment provided a $5 million loan, with Adams Community Bank, Greylock Credit Union, and Lee Bank each providing $500,000 loans. The project is also supported by a $1 million Massachusetts Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) grant.