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The Iredale Mineral Cosmetics construction project was started in September of 2011 and is an adaptive reuse of the former Bryant Middle School in Great Barrington MA. This 25,000sq. full renovation, is to become the new headquarters for Iredale Mineral Cosmetics LTD. Significant work completed thus far, includes an exterior glass enclosed elevator tower (seen to the left in photo), extensive reuse of original maple flooring, a new sprinkler system, seismic reinforcements and last but not least, the removal of 50% of the existing roof, which was then replaced to create a expanded third floor. The Owner will seek LEED certification for this project.
Originally built in 1959, the Edgewood Motel is being redeveloped to house the new corporate headquarters for Allegrone Construction. In addition, half of the 30,000-square-foot multifaceted “green” business park will be available to lease as high-performance Class A office space.
A $12 million redevelopment of the Howard Block and the Onota Building, (both prominent fixtures of downtown Pittsfield), will increase the supply of downtown market-rate rental apartments by about 39 new units over the next two years. Street-level commercial space will also be available.
Tim Geller, Executive Director for Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire, writes about the new Berkshire Co-Op development project.
The Berkshire Co-Op has outgrown its 4,500 square foot space and plans to relocate to a new location, down the street. The site is the former location of the New England Log Homes factory and is considered to be highly contaminated with pollutants. However, the development plan includes a complete clean-up of the site. Options for the clean-up included removal of the waste ($20 million), capping the polluted area ($7 million) or the exciting prospect of using bio-remediation to clean the site. Bio-remediation is the process of using naturally occurring organisms, which break down and absorb the toxins at a very quick rate, eliminating toxins from the soil.
Read the full article below: The Berkshire Record, December 7, 2012