Allegrone in the News: Former Berkshire Place to Transform Back to Independent Senior Living

April 19, 2018

Berkshire Place South

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After opening a brand-new $10 million building on South Street, Berkshire Place is now planning to renovate and transform its former home back into independent living.

Berkshire Retirement Home has owned the building at 89 South St. since 1888, when it opened as senior housing as Berkshire County Home for Aged Women. The name was changed in 1960 to Berkshire Place and the operations shifted to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term care, and residential care.

Four years ago, the company demolished the former St. Theresa's Church and constructed a new 54-room facility, expanding it skilled nursing offerings. Now, it is looking to turn 89 South St. back into independent, senior living.

"It is senior living with staff that's available if someone needs to get something from a high place in a cupboard, or assistance," said attorney Emil George.

Allegrone Construction is contracted to renovate the interior of the building, based on designed crafted by SK Design. It will feature 18 units for seniors, likely ages 80 and older, with shared dining spaces, and staff on hand 24/7. George said it is not quite assisted living, but more market-rate senior housing.

 

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