The City of Beverly worked with the transportation planning firm Nelson/Nygaard to develop a comprehensive downtown parking strategy. Through data collection, statistical analysis, and information gathered through public meetings and stakeholder interviews Nelson/Nygaard has prepared a draft set of recommendations to assist the City in improving access to parking in downtown Beverly.
On September 28, 2017, at the Briscoe Middle School Auditorium, City staff reviewed the Downtown Parking Strategy and presented the implementation plan and timeline. This was an opportunity for all stakeholders utilizing public parking spaces downtown (business/ property owners, employees working downtown, residents, and commuters) to learn more about the Beverly Parking Strategy and how its implementation will help improve management of, and access, to public parking spaces.
Updated Downtown Parking Study
In 2022-2023 the City of Beverly commissioned Walker Parking Consultants to conduct a parking study to examine the parking supply and demand in the Cabot Street / downtown area. This study was in response to the potential redevelopment of the 218-224 Cabot Street site and loss of parking spaces currently being used for public parking.
The final report was completed in May 22, 2023 and is available for review here.