North Adams has received a $44,483 grant from the state's Shared Streets and Spaces Program to promote outdoor dining in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
iBerkshires.Com reports the City Council on Tuesday accepted the funds from the state Department of Transportation for use in making modifications on Center, Eagle, Main and North Church streets to develop more outside dining options. The vote was 8-1 with Councilor Keith Bona voting against.
The grant was the work of Zachery Feury and Michael Nuvallie in the Office of Community Development, along with plans developed by Stantec engineers.
Feury said the projects have to be completed within 30 days of the award. Some elements will be completed sooner than others that will have to be bid to outside contractors.