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.  

Construction Activity Updates: 

March 2023: Continuation of drainage work along Park Street and Bartlet Street.  Weather will influence day to day activities. See outline below:

Today 3/13 - Sawcutting trenches in Lot 2 for electrical conduit

Tuesday 3/14 - No work planned due to impending storm

Wednesday 3/15 - No work due to internal training session

Thursday 3/16 - No work due to internal training session

Friday 3/17 - TBD

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. 

March 2023 Schedule

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.