Transit Projects

Beverly Depot Parking Garage 


Beverly Depot

Project Overview:

The MBTA has been working with MassDOT and the City of Beverly for several years developing this project as a commuter parking garage with a future Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project. The garage structure is designed to support four levels of future development and also set back from Rantoul Street eighty-five feet for future street front development. The proposed garage is designed for 500 vehicles with parking for electric vehicles, accessible parking on each level, zip car parking, motorcycle and bicycle parking, parking control system, and a covered accessible walkway to the existing Beverly Depot Station platform. The garage will incorporate poured in place concrete structure to reduce future maintenance. The garage is being designed to comply with Executive Order 484 - Leading By Example: Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings. The garage will have photovoltaic solar panels on the roof and is designed to use natural day-lighting with energy efficient lighting and an energy saving lighting control system. Construction of the Beverly Depot Garage will be the first Construction Manager at Risk procurement for the MBTA with the anticipation it will provide a better garage in less time.


As the MBTA's first Construction Manager at Risk contract, the Beverly Depot Parking Garage construction began in February 2013, when a Notice to Proceed was issued to Suffolk Construction Co. Inc. The Beverly Garage project has encountered unforeseen conditions on the site such as an abutting retaining wall that required structural reinforcing, and soil disposal sites that were closed in Massachusetts requiring addition cost for soil disposal to out of state facilities, adding time to the schedule.   Finally, with the earlier project delays, the schedule has moved into the winter months resulting in additionally project delays pouring concrete due to the excessive cold and snow this past winter. The current schedule carries an opening date in mid summer 2014. The MBTA is working with the Contractor to provide a garage opening date and a project completion date. 

Parking Garage Opening:  July/August 2014


Public Outreach:
Notifications of Public Hearings will be provided through the announcements through the MBTA and MassDOT.

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