The ever-expanding vision of Tourists as a "trails, nature and art" destination was helped along yesterday with a recommendation from the Planning Board to rezone the entire complex as a commercial district.

The zoning petition now goes to the City Council for approval.

IBerkshires.com reports that the petition, submitted to the council last month by the owners of the motel development and adjacent properties, would take more than a half-dozen parcels purchased over the last several years and a section owned by the state's Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and consolidate them under one designation.