The North Adams has received a bid for an $18.5 million hotel project in the former Notre Church and adjacent school building on East Main Street.

The Berkshire Eagle reports the Square Office submitted an offer of $253,000, accompanied by a set of plans for a 64-room hotel with amenities, in response to a request for proposals on the city-owned historic church.

It's one of two properties the city plans to sell, the other being the former salt shed on Ashland Street that was awarded to tiny-houses builder B&B Micro Manufacturing.

Mayor Thomas Bernard and city officials are recommending that the city accept the church bid — it requires approval from the City Council — over two others from local artist and developer Eric Rudd and local developer David Moresi.

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