Greenfield looks to assess parking resources, needs

  • Vehicles parked on Main Street in Greenfield on Monday. As the city continues to move forward with its Deliberate Downtown Initiative, a parking management workshop will be held to discuss parking location and availability. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Vehicles parked on Main Street in Greenfield on Monday. As the city continues to move forward with its Deliberate Downtown Initiative, a parking management workshop will be held to discuss parking location and availability. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Staff Report
Published: 1/23/2023 2:45:29 PM

GREENFIELD — As the city continues to move forward with its Deliberate Downtown Initiative, a parking management workshop will be held to discuss parking location and availability.

The workshop, which will take place at the John Zon Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 5:30 p.m., comes as part of the planning initiative, which formally launched in February 2020.

According to a city press release, the session will include an overview of parking resources in the downtown area, a discussion about locations where there is a mismatch between parking supply and demand, and an opportunity for members of the community to have their questions answered.

The Massachusetts Downtown Initiative awarded the city $25,000 in consultant services for a parking management study. The study is being conducted by Stantec.

“There’s no doubt that parking is a hot-button issue in Greenfield, as it is in many communities,” Community and Economic Development Director MJ Adams said in a statement. “Given that there are currently many moving parts and changes coming to Main Street, we hope to develop a cohesive strategy to manage our parking assets, based on best practices and feedback from residents and the business community.”

The goal of the workshop is to assess downtown parking resources and management, as well as develop proposed changes to the use of parking assets including on-street parking, municipal lots and the Olive Street garage. The workshop will be held in-person and recorded for those who are unable to attend.


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