Downtown Parking Plan

As the city continues to work on the revitalization of the downtown, it recognizes that public and private development plans must be supported by a functional and financially sustainable parking policy that will help support  downtown’s long term success.

In October 2013, The City of Pittsfield began the process of creating a parking management plan for downtown Pittsfield.  To help guide the process, the city hired the consulting  firm of Nelson Nygaard and formed a Downtown Parking Study Committee (click here for list of committee members).

The goals of the study were to:

  • create a financially sustainable parking plan that addresses the long term maintenance of our public parking facilities
  • improve the convenience of parking downtown
  • evaluate the overall parking management structure
  • address concerns of wayfinding and directional signage


After many public meetings and informational sessions, an online survey, and stakeholder meetings/interviews, the city's consultant is finalizing the Downtown Parking Plan.

The Final Downtown Parking Plan was released on September 30, 2014 and can be accessed through the link below.

Final Downtown Parking Plan

The Plan's Executive Summary is available through the below link.  

Downtown Parking Plan Executive Summary

For more information, please contact the Department of Community Development at (413) 499-9368 or lmick@pittsfieldch.com.

Related Materials:

Media Coverage
Consultant Set to Tackle $75,000 Downtown Parking Study for Pittsfield - Berkshire Eagle, October 19, 2013
Pittsfield to Study Parking Management, Hold Open House - iBerkshires, November 21, 2013
City Launches Downtown Parking Study - Pittsfield Gazette, November 21, 2013
Pittsfield Evaluating Downtown Parking - WAMC, November 25, 2013
Residents Weigh in on Pittsfield Parking Problems - Berkshire Eagle, December 6, 2013
Pittsfield Latest to Take on Daunting Question of Downtown Parking - iBerkshires, December 7, 2013
City will Unveil Parking Report - Pittsfield Gazette, May 15, 2014
Parking Plan Presented for Downtown Pittsfield - iBerkshires, May 22, 2014
City Eyes Parking Policy Options - Pittsfield Gazette, May 22, 2014
Pittsfield Parking Plan: Targeted Fees, Longer Time Limits - Berkshire Eagle, May 22, 2014
Pittsfield Council Asked to OK $500K to Overhaul Parking - Berkshire Eagle, September 21, 2014
Pittsfield Council Approves $4.9M in Capital Expenses - iBerkshires, September 24, 2014
Pittsfield City Council Approves $4.9 Million in Capital Projects - Berkshire Eagle, September 24, 2014

Project Files
Online Survey Questions