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    Beverly to hold meeting on downtown parking

    The Downtown Parking Strategy will be the subject of a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Briscoe Middle School auditorium, 7 Sohier Road. The plan outlines steps the city can take to improve management of and access to public parking spaces in the downtown. Among its recommendations are eliminating time limits for metered parking and instead managing the use of those spaces by setting price levels based on demand. Others include providing incentives for downtown employees to use off-street parking; instituting rules to protect residential parking options on neighborhood streets between Rantoul and Cabot streets; and upgrading payment technology. To view the plan, go to the Planning Department page at and use the link in the meeting notice.


    John Laidler can be reached at