Boston's Municipal Parking Lots Undergoing Renovations This Summer
Dudley Square will be home to the City's First Environmentally Friendly Muni Lot
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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2014
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Tracey Ganiatsos

The Boston Transportation Department announced today that Boston’s municipal parking lots, which provide off-street parking for customers of local businesses and neighborhood residents, are being renovated this summer.  Three of the lots are undergoing extensive renovations.  This includes the Dudley Square lot which, upon completion, will be Boston’s first muni lot outfitted with environmentally friendly structural components.  Several other municipal parking lots throughout the City will receive new asphalt pavement and fresh thermoplastic pavement markings.


Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, “Municipal parking lots are assets in Boston’s neighborhoods.  They help to ease the parking crunch for both residents and the customers of local businesses.  I’m pleased that BTD is working to ensure that these lots are maintained in peak condition so that they enhance the environment of the surrounding community and continue to serve the parking needs of our neighborhoods.”


The three parking lots being reconstructed and the scheduled improvements are as follows.


#30 Ruggles Street, Dudley Square, Roxbury – Provides 77 parking spaces

  • Installation of a bio retention area for storm water management.  This will divert storm water run-off away from a storm drain that leads to a body of water in the area, such as Boston Harbor, and into the ground.
  • Special soil and landscaping that works to break down pollutants organically before the storm water becomes ground water.
  • Landscaping with trees and extensive edge treatments
  • Decorative fencing
  • Enhanced lighting
  • Improved accessible parking
  • Asphalt paving and concrete pavers
  • Thermoplastic pavement markings

#44 Warren Street, Roxbury – Provides 25 parking spaces

  • Updated drainage system
  • Landscaping, including plant beds, trees and a shrub border
  • Decorative fencing
  • Enhanced lighting
  • Improved accessible parking
  • New drainage system
  • Asphalt paving
  • Thermoplastic pavement markings

 #1891 Centre Street in West Roxbury – Provides 17 parking spaces

  • Installation of a rear retaining wall
  • Granite stairway with steel handrails
  • Renovated brick wall with new granite caps
  • Additional drainage
  • Granite curb and concrete walk
  • Landscaping including new plantings
  • Decorative bollards and fencing
  • Enhanced lighting
  • Improved accessible parking
  • Asphalt paving
  • Thermoplastic pavement markings


Municipal parking lots that are receiving new pavement and fresh thermoplastic pavement markings this summer are located in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury.  Renovations to all of the municipal parking lots are completed on a rotating basis.  Several lots are renovated each year.


The City of Boston owns, manages and maintains 32 municipal parking lots in neighborhoods throughout the City.  In total, they supply 1,373 parking spaces to supplement the on-street parking spaces that are available each day to Boston drivers.  Short-term parking is available Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM, while residents and visitors may park without time constraints evenings and all day on Sundays.


“Ensuring that our parking lots are clean, functional and aesthetically pleasing is a commitment that we make to Boston’s neighborhoods, “said BTD Interim Commissioner James E. Gillooly.  “We are pleased to have the opportunity this summer to make these improvements and we hope that Boston’s municipal parking lots continue to be a positive element of the City’s neighborhoods.”



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