It has been empty for years, the community tried to make it look better by painting the barriers and even planting flowers.

The unsightly former Hess station built in the 1960s could soon make way for something new. The Berkshire Eagle reports that according to Pittsfield Community Development Director Deanna Ruffer, the city plans to work with MassDevelopment to acquire the privately-owned property and redevelop it.

The city has tried in vain for years, according to Ruffer, to address the blighted property at 250 Tyler Street, owned by Hess Retail Stores. Now, MassDevelopment has had some success in working with the corporation on a possible sale. A couple of the councilors were quoted in the Berkshire Eagle as saying/

Councilor at large Pete White

This is one of the happiest pieces of news I saw in the entire budget, "I look forward to seeing that gone.

Councilor at Large Earl Persip

It's a shame that Morningside Community School students have the deteriorating gas station as their view from the school's entrance. If it was in front of any other school it would have been down a long time ago.


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