The Pittsfield TDI District was located in a residential area surrounding Tyler Street, a commercial corridor. The TDI Partnership’s vision for the district was a unique blend of age, ethnicity and socioeconomic diversity that reflects its industrial roots in a modern and creative way. The area’s designation as a TDI district, together with the presence and visibility of the TDI Partnership, have had a significant public impact on the neighborhood. Projects completed during the course of the TDI program, such as the Tyler Street Better Block, the groundbreaking of the Berkshire Innovation Center, launch of the Tyler Street Lab, and redevelopment of the St. Mary’s church property, along with other program initiatives, have positively shifted neighborhood and community perception of the neighborhood and its potential.
Under the facilitation of Team Better Block, a group of residents and stakeholders planned, organized, and executed a large scale block party-like festival complete with new district improvements, including pop-up bike lanes, painted crosswalks, temporary vendors, a beer garden, and food and entertainment in order to show the potential for the district and how future interventions could be planned.
Pittsfield District Brand
Consultant TSM led a community driven process to design a brand for the TDI district, which has been in use on district materials and marketing.
Tyler Street Planning Study
Consultant Elan Planning, Design, and Landscape Architecture created a guide for transformative development in the district, focused on improving the housing and streetscapes in the district and recommending uses for different sections of the neighborhood.
Tyler Street Housing Study
MassDevelopment commissioned two consultants, Utile and LDS Consulting, to determine the viability of scattered site housing in the TDI District that could be appealing to housing developers through obtaining economies of scale by making use of several available sites in the District.
For more information, contact:
VP Community Investment – West Region
Direct: 413-731-8848 x1302