North Adams is using a $2.4 million MassWorks grant to fix infrastructure issues that have slowed attempts to redevelop the Blackinton Mill.
iBerkshires.Com reports Zachary Feury, project coordinator with the Office of Community Development, said the $2,436,000 in funds will be used to fix an industrial waterway that runs under the mill, install a box culvert on Ashton Avenue and improve storm water drainage on Wood and Massachusetts avenues.
The mill was purchased several years ago by The Beyond Place LLC, the developer of Tourists on State Road. The initial renovation of what had been the Redwood Motel has spread to both sides of the river as the hospitality group has expanded its vision of the resort.