BRPC is located at 1 Fenn Street- mid-block on the north side of the street between Allen and North Streets in the dark brick building. Entrance is through the red doors adjacent to the sign that says “The Cooper Center.” The building is locked except during open office hours for the Housing organizations. BRPC offices are on the second floor.
Receptionist is on-site Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:00. Other staff work remotely part-time and are in the office part-time.
To enter, be prepared to say if you need the elevator code or will use the stairs. Press # 04 into the call box on left outside wall and speak with the receptionist, who will buzz open the door and give an elevator code if needed. Instructions document.
From east on I-90 or I-91 from south (including Springfield, Boston, or Hartford)
Take I-90 (West); Exit 2- Lee. Proceed north on US 20 through Lee and Lenox into Pittsfield. In Pittsfield, US 20 will turn left as you approach the downtown area; stay straight on South Street- do not turn left. Go through Park Square and continue north on North Street. Turn right at the first traffic light on Fenn Street.
From New York City and other points south
Come up the Taconic Parkway to Rt. 295 just north of Chatham. Take Rt. 295 north into the town of Richmond, MA. At its intersection with Rt. 41, turn left and proceed north on Rt. 41 to US 20. Take a right onto U.S. 20. Proceed to South Street where US 20 turns right- take a left onto South Street. Go through Park Square and continue north on North Street. Turn right at the first traffic light on Fenn Street.
From Albany and other points west
Take I-90 east to US 20 east. You will enter Massachusetts in the Town of Hancock; Pittsfield is the next community. Once you enter Pittsfield, proceed to South Street where US 20 turns right- take a left onto South Street. Go through Park Square and continue north on North. Turn right at the first traffic light on Fenn Street.
From Vermont and U.S. 7
US 7 comes into Pittsfield and becomes First Street by the Berkshire Medical Center. Proceed south on First Street through several traffic lights. Just past Eagle Street you will see a parking lot on the right (west). You may wish to park in the lot on the right and walk the remaining half a block to 1 Fenn Street.
From I-91 North or Rt. 2 East (Greenfield)
Take Rt. 2 west from Greenfield to North Adams. Take Rt. 8 south from North Adams to Pittsfield. Rt. 8 will turn left at a traffic light once you are in Pittsfield- stay straight on Merrill Road. Merrill Road will turn into East Street. After passing several car dealerships you will come to Fenn Street branching off to the right. Turn on Fenn Street and proceed through three traffic lights. After the third traffic light, you will see a parking lot on your right. You may wish to park in the lot and walk the remaining half a block to 1 Fenn Street.
There are a few short term on-street parking spots in front of BRPC’s office as well as across the street in front of city hall. There is a parking lot on the north side of Fenn Street between Allen and First Streets. You will need to pay to park in this lot, however there are no time limits. Additional pay parking exists at the McKay Street parking garage and the Summer Street lot.