A look back at some of the priciest parking spots in Boston
A parking spot priced at hundreds of thousands of dollars is not a new concept in Boston — especially in the Back Bay, one of the city’s most unfriendly neighborhoods for parking.
Here’s a look at some of the pricier spots that have sold in recent years.
In 2013, a pair of tandem parking spaces behind 298 Commonwealth Ave. sold for $560,000 in a 15-minute auction where bidding started at $42,000. The auction came after the Internal Revenue Service seized the spaces from a man who owed nearly $600,000 in back taxes. He bought the spaces for $50,000 in 1993.
A space at 48 Commonwealth Ave. set the record for a single spot at $300,000 in 2009.
Debra Sordillo, the Coldwell sales agent who brokered the deal, said several of the building’s residents engaged in a bidding war for the space, driving the asking price of $250,000 up to the record-breaking $300,000.
Two tandem spots a block from the Public Garden on Commonwealth Avenue sold for $200,000 in summer 2012.
A spot on Marlborough Street went for $250,000 in December 2012, according to the real estate firm Cabot & Co.
In 2006, the record price was set for an open-air parking space when a buyer paid $250,000 for a spot behind 31-33 Commonwealth Ave.
A condo unit at 409 Commonwealth Ave., which was listed in November 2014 for $4.35 million, also included two underground parking spaces that the city of Boston had assessed at $50,060 each.