Downtown Parking Improvement Project Update - 2023

The Town of Andover has initiated a comprehensive Downtown amenities project to enhance the municipal parking lot behind Old Town Hall (last reconstructed in 1986), accessed from Barnard, Park, and Bartlet Street. The project aims to reconfigure the parking area to better accommodate pedestrian and vehicle flow, improve drainage structures, and will create a centralized gathering space behind the Old Town Hall that can be activated for outdoor dining, live performances, and other community programmingThe project is expected to conclude in 2023. Attention: Parking Permit Holders - Please contact Jennifer Callahan at for informaiton regarding on-going permit passes and parking locations during construction.  


  • April 2023: Parking Lot 2 (adjacent to 63 Park Street, corner of Bartlet and Park Street) will be under construction for the month of April.  See more detailed schedule below (subject to change).  A meeting with the Contractor and Town staff will take place on site Wednesday, March 29th, about 9:30 a.m. to discuss the details.  The disruption will be significant in April, because the majority of the work in this area will be completed at this time.  Handicap access and parking spaces will be aligned along Park Street at this time.
  • March 2023: Parking Lot 2 (adjacent to 63 Park Street) Electrical Conduit work. Continuation of drainage work along Park Street and Bartlet Street.  Weather will influence day to day activities. See outline below.
  • February 2023: Drainage work along Barnard Street and Park Street will continue through the weeks of February 20th and February 27th.
  • January 2023: Construction activity began in lot 2, construction crews are mobilizing pipe and drainage structures. Some parking is restricted and detours as needed.
April 2023 Schedule
March 2023 Schedule

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Downtown Parking Lot and Connectivity Design
Downtown Rendered Parking Lot Plan

Pedestrian Experience Enhancements (Published Winter 2022)

Lot 2 Plans
Lot 1 Plan
Driveway Aprons 1 Plans
Andover Rendering 4-22-20

Planned Improvements (Public participation helped design the new parking lots):

Original Concept Plan 2019

Existing Conditions Prior to Construction 

(the last reconstruction of the area - 1986):

Banner Lot
Project Area
Map of Lots

Existing Conditions:

The lots behind Old Town Hall were constructed in 1986 and have been in need of substantial updates to improve stormwater management, circulation, and the overall pedestrian experience.