Sixty discounted parking spaces at the Parcel 7 Haymarket Garage were dedicated North End residents during and after the Big Dig as mitigation for lost parking elsewhere in the neighborhood. The $150 monthly rate is more than half off the garage rate for a typical indoor parking spot.
Now, 5 Investigates finds those North End parking spots are being used by non-residents and businesses. “More than 40% of the 64 people on the list for discounted parking are either questionable or don’t qualify at all,” said 5 Investigates who tracked down the addresses and found non-eligible drivers are taking the spaces even though they do not live anywhere near Boston’s North End.
MassDOT is responsible of the State-owned garage and said they are in the process of cleaning up the list. See more at WCVB5’s website.
The Parcel 7 Haymarket Garage also offers $3 visitor parking for 3 hours with validation by a North End business. The garage can be entered at Old Sudbury Street, in the same building as the Boston Public Market and Haymarket T Station.