North Adams Conservation Commission OKs Mass MoCA Plans
The torn-up parking lot on Marshall Street is being transformed into a green space designed to lure visitors from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art to downtown North Adams.
The centerpiece is "Big Bling," the Martin Puryear's 40-foot-tall sculpture installed at the corner of Marshall and Main streets last fall.
The Conservation Commission has gotten the first look at the completed Puryear Park plans — first announced last year — because of a request by Mass MoCA to use the park as an offset for work on the museum campus being done in the 200-foot buffer zone of the Hoosic River.
The paving has already been removed and will be replaced with sinuous paths, benches, bike rack, zone-appropriate greenery and lighting.
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