Eagle Street In North Adams Is going To Be Awesome
Eagle Street is getting a new look!
Long-planned improvements on Eagle Street are beginning to take shape now that the City Council signed off on a package of new overhanging, pedestrian-facing signs for multiple businesses on the street.
Formed last year, the Eagle Street Initiative raised $60,000 for improvements to the historic street through online fundraising.
The volunteer group earned a $25,000 matching grant from Mass Development when it exceeded its fundraising goal of $25,000 by more than $10,000.
The signs are being fabricated by Williamstown-based Neathawk Designs and are expected to be installed by the end of June.
Other planned improvements include a small parklet, or sidewalk extension, which has been constructed by North Adams-based B&B Micro Manufacturing and is to be installed for the season in the coming weeks.
Earlier this year, the city was awarded a $15,000 grant through the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative under Gov. Charlie Baker.
The city has also reserved a block of money for the nonprofits and galleries on Eagle Street to earn mini-grants of $200.