Austen Riggs Ctr. to Renovate

(l-r) Dan McCarthy – Austen Riggs director of facilities, Pam Sandler,  architect; project manager Joseph Simon,  assistant project manager Kelly Funk, and  site supervisor Clayton Babcock , all of Allegrone.  /photo by Nadine Desautels

Stockbridge, MA – MassDevelopment has issued a $3.5 million tax-exempt bond for the Austen Riggs Center, a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center in Stockbridge. Riggs will use bond proceeds to renovate and improve two historic buildings on Main Street used as patient residences.






Exterior of The Elms Bldg, photo by G. Meenagh

The renovations at the Elms building will include replacing windows and doors, partially demolishing and reconstructing interior space, replacing the roof, and installing new HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. The renovations at the Inn building will include installing air conditioning; upgrading electrical, communications, and fire alarm systems; and adding new furniture, fixtures, and equipment.