The Downtown Parking Task Force was established in late 2006 by the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee (CPIC) with support by the BOS. The Task Force met on three occasions and formed three subcommittees plus an informal fourth to investigate hybrid solutions. These subcommittees met regularly and reported their findings back to the Task Force at a May 5 Charette (see Report). Please check below for new documents which are updated regularly. If you want additional information on the work of the Task Force, please contact Chris Ryan, Director of Planning and Development
or call at 978-772-8206.
Commuter Parking Options
With the temporary closing of the Depot Square commuter parking lot, please note the following information on downtown parking options for the commuter station. The Ayer Police Department has issued guideline for street parking which are as follows:
Below is a list of streets within a short walking distance of Depot Square where train commuters are allowed to park all day:
- West St., on the left side from the 2 hour parking sign North to Cambridge St. ± 15 spaces.
- Lawton St., on the left side only from Cambridge St. to Groton St. ± 25 spaces.• leasant St., on the right side heading South (one way) from Cambridge St. to 9 Pleasant St. at the 2 hour parking sign ± 13 spaces.
- Old Fire Station property on Washington St. Do not park blocking the bay door of the addition on the Main St. side of property. ± 7 spaces.
- Newton St., on the left side adjacent to the Church lot. ± 7 spaces, including parking in front of the jersey barriers that are blocking the Newton St. exit.
- Central Ave., South side from Post Office Lot driveway to Norwood Ave. and the North side from Columbia St. to Norwood Ave. ± 30 spaces.
There are ± 97 parking spaces at these locations. Please refer to the memorandum from Chief Rizzo for complete instructions on where to park during this temporary interruption in dedicated commuter parking.
Frequently Asked Questions Document
The Parking Task Force Communications Subcommittee has assembled a document with the most frequently asked questions in regard to the commuter parking issue and the downtown train station. Please find this in Documents & Media below or here.