Downtown Parking Lot Improvement Project Update - 2023

The Town of Andover has initiated a comprehensive downtown amenities project to enhance the municipal parking lots (last reconstructed in 1986).  The goal of the renovation is to encourage people to park once, \walk to all destination points easily and safely, and to make downtown a destination.

The two downtown parking lots and street network are undergoing a major redesign:

1) to safely accommodate pedestrians with additional cross-walks, safer sidewalks and more accessibility.  

2) to improve vehicular flow and drainage (a major component to the project), and

3) to create a prominent gathering space behind the Old Town Hall for additional outdoor dining, live performances, and other community programming. 

Please call (978) 623-8608 with any concerns or questions about the project between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  After 5 p.m., voicemail is available.

Parking Space Update Memo 2022

Updated Schedule as of 9/27/23.  Subject to change due to unforseen circumstances or weather.

Schedule Spreadsheet

Sidewalk Flow Chart

Draft Sidewalk Schedule 2

Traffice Management Plans below for Park Street. This shows the area of construction as well as the green line demonstrates open and protected pedestrian access.


Parking Lot 1 temporary stripes

May Schedule:
Parking Lot Construction Timeline May 2023
Alternative Parking Areas for Lot Closures
Parking Lot Rendering

Click Image to View Additional Plans

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.