Andover - Parking Lots

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There are large town parking lots located on Barnard and Main Streets, Main Street at Olde Andover Village, and Memorial Hall Library at 2 North Main Street. The Barnard and Olde Andover lots are "pay and display," which was a controversial change from meters. The Memorial Hall Library lot is still metered.

A parking lot for municipal employees was created on Pearson Street in 2011. The 19th century house formerly located on the site at 16 Pearson Street was purchased by Peter and Shirley Schwarz for $9,088. They relocated the historic building to 1 Shaw Drive to make way for the lot. It is the third home the Schwarzes are renovating.

The town's Park and Ride lot on Dascomb Road reopened in 2010 after a renovation and expansion project. It went from 71 spaces to 150 spaces.

...The house at 16 Pearson Street.... click to enlarge


  • "Meter feeders unite," Andover Townsman, August 7, 1997, page 27.
  • "Selectmen stick with downtown parking plan," Andover Townsman, January 8, 1998, page 26.
  • "'Visionary' parking garage presented to selectmen," Andover Townsman, April 16, 1998.
  • "She's hoping for advance token to Free Parking," Andover Townsman, June 11, 1998, page 33.
  • "Downtown parking could get easier in high turnover areas," Andover Townsman, July 15, 1999, page 1.
  • "Main Street parking changes not enough, say some selectmen," Andover Townsman, July 22, 1999, page 5.
  • "Cost of parking pass doubled for businesses," Andover Townsman, January 8, 2004.
  • "Parking lot: $26,000 in potential revenue lost," Andover Townsman, January 8, 2004.
  • "New town-lot pay system confuses, angers drivers," Eagle Tribune, May 23, 2004, page C1.
  • "New pay stations: Money saver, shopper aggravator," Andover Townsman, May 27, 2004, page 6.
  • "Will beat go on for pay-and-display?," Andover Townsman, February 3, 2005, page 1.
  • "Pay and display parking: 'It doesn't make sense'," Andover Townsman, May 5, 2005.
  • "Parking lot battle," Eagle Tribune, May 9, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Dascomb Road park-and-ride lot will be more than doubled in size," Eagle Tribune, September 6, 2006, p. 5.
  • "No more free parking in Shawsheen lot," Eagle Tribune, May 24, 2007, p. 7.
  • "Their paradise to be paved for parking lot," Andover Townsman, July 12, 2007, p. 1.
  • "Prime downtown spots to be $1 an hour," Andover Townsman, July 31, 2008.
  • "Town set to replace homes: Buildings to be demolished for parking lot," Andover Townsman, June 25, 2009.
  • "Wide-open (parking) spaces: Project finished, commuter lot reopens well ahead of schedule," Andover Townsman, December 30, 2010, p. 14.
  • "Historic home to make way for parking," Andover Townsman, July 15, 2011.

--Kim 12:08, March 1, 2012 (EST) back to Main Page