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Developer Holding Community Meeting On Pittsfield Walmart Plan

A sign outside the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Jim Levulis
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WAMC

The development company looking to bring a Walmart Supercenter to Pittsfield’s former General Electric site is hosting a community meeting on their proposal Tuesday.Waterstone Retail Development is pursuing a $30 million project to build a 200,000-square foot store on 16 acres of the William Stanley Business Park. Principal Anton Melchionda says the 200 employees of the city’s current Walmart would move to the new store with 100 additional workers expected to be hired.

“That plan is going to be the catalyst to ultimately seeing the balance of the park being developed, cleaned up, creating jobs and bringing vibrancy back to what was once a very active center of commerce which has slipped away over the years ever since GE’s departure,” said Melchionda.

Tuesday’s open house runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hotel on North in Pittsfield.

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