MetroCommon Speaker Series Returns with “Finding the Fit”

MetroCommon Speaker Series Returns with “Finding the Fit” Written by Adi Nochur, Senior Transportation Planner, and Julia Wallerce, Assistant Director of Transportation April 8, 2024 – Parking may seem like a mundane issue, yet it frequently generates passionate public debate and requirements can prevent developments of all kinds from being built. According to author and […]

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Most Metro Boston Residential Developments Overbuild Off-Street Parking

Nearly 30 percent of off-street parking spaces at multifamily developments in cities and towns around Boston are sitting empty at peak demand time, according to research released today by MAPC. MAPC staff counted nearly 20,000 parking spots at almost 200 multifamily buildings in Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, […]

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Perfect Fit Parking: How Much is Residential Parking Actually Being Used?

In communities across Metro Boston, parking is a point of contention for initiatives ranging from zoning to housing projects: everyone needs more of it. However, there’s little hard data about how many off-street spaces are available in the region and what the actual demand for residential parking is. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s new initiative, […]

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