Wednesday, August 15, 2012
After more than a decade of plans, studies, and discussion, a parking garage behind Memorial Hall is finally in the works.
The Plymouth Growth and Development Coorporation will spend $360,000 on preliminary designs of a parking garage behind Memorial Hall, with the help of GATRA and the town. Selectmen approved the plan at Tuesday's meeting. Town Meeting will have to approve spending $30,000 on the design. GATRA will pay 80 percent, or $288,000. The remaining $30,000 will be paid by the PDGC. The entire project would cost $10.3 million, according to the proposal by GATRA. Here's the breakdown: The Memorial Hall site was chosen over a site behind the 1820 Courthouse, called the "Courthouse Corridor" because of its better amenities for GATRA, its proximity to Memorial Hall, the Waterfront, and the existing Visitors Center. John Burke, Project Manager for the …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Paid parking begins again today.
Free parking in Downtown lots and along the Waterfront ended March 31. The PGDC has installed 13 new pay stations that are more people-friendly. The new machines accept coins, bills and credit cards. The machine prints out a recipt that can be used to add time at other pay stations in town. The goals of installing the new paystations are to improve customer service by providing the public with equipment which is easy to use, has more payment options , and increases the convenience of paying for parking. The new paystations will accept US coins and bills plus MasterCard or Visa credit and debit cards. The receipt printed by the machines shows the number of the space where you parked along with other information, and you take the receipt …
Monday, August 15, 2011
The parking agency in Plymouth is testing new credit card enabled parking meters on the Town Wharf.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The Plymouth Growth and Development Corporation, the organization that manages the Park Plymouth program, announced that 32 new, solar powered credit card-enabled parking meters will be installed on Town Wharf as part of a 90-day test pilot program. The testing begins tomorrow, Aug. 16. These new meters will accept MasterCard, Visa and coins. “Throughout the Parking Master Plan development process, the number one request from our customers and the community was to provide multiple payment options at the meter, including a credit card option," PGDC President Leighton Price said in a statement. "If the meter pilot program is successful, this technology could eliminate the need for customers to carry around a pocket full of coins for use …