Traffic Commission to Consider Proposed Merchant Parking Program

As you know, downtown parking has been a challenge for many decades. The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Melrose have joined forces and met with local business owners to work out a new program that will provide employees of local businesses with free permits to park away from the center of downtown, thus opening up more central parking spaces for shoppers and customers. This program has been worked out over the past year with input from a committee that included Alison Socha of ReMax, Joan Cassidy from the Melrose Redevelopment Authority, Joan Ford Mongeau and Lauren Grymek of the Chamber of Commerce, Chris Cinella of Edward Jones, Joe Turner of Turner’s Seafood, Kevin DeVinney of Eastern Bank, Steve Trulli of Whittemore Hardware, and representatives from the Melrose Department of Public Works, Police Department, and the Office of Planning and Community Development.

For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Erin Zwirko in the Office of Planning and Community Development at 781-979-4190.

The Traffic Commission will meet on September 15, 2016, at 5:30pm in the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall to consider the amendments to the Traffic Code necessary to implement this program. The agenda may be reviewed at this link.

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