The City next week will implement the first phase of an interim parking plan necessary to make way for the construction of a new 700-space public parking garage, a new civic space and public park, and a 15-story mixed-use tower in the Hancock Parking Lot.
On Monday, April 2, the Chestnut Street entrance – closest to the Bellotti Courthouse – at the Hancock lot will be closed and all public access to the lot will be via the McGrath Highway side of the lot. During this phase of construction, 125 spaces of parking in the middle of the lot will remain open to the public as free two-hour parking. All monthly parking passholders are being transferred to the Ross Parking Lot and other satellite lots.
During day-time business hours, paid hourly parking will also be available at the Ross Lot. A free valet service will be managing the lot to maximize available space.
Through a combination of new lots and maximizing existing parking, the City has made available more than 600 parking spaces, not including on-street parking, in the immediate vicinity of the Quincy Center core to access shops and more than 40 restaurants and bars in the area.
Construction of the new garage and private development will require the permanent closure of the Hancock Lot in July. The full project is scheduled to take between 18 to 24 months to complete.
To view a color coded map of Evening and Weekend Parking Options, please click here.