Officials: Downtown parking key to economic growth
In Franklin, the Town Council is considering removing downtown parking meters and changing parking restrictions in an attempt to bring more customers to area restaurants and shops, said Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting.
Earlier this month, Nutting requested the council eliminate the meters in favor of a new two-hour parking policy during the week, which he hopes will bring more traffic downtown.
"Thursday, Friday and Saturday night the place is jammed," he said. "Part of the plan is to better utilize existing spaces."
Nutting also proposed limiting the hours for commuter rail parking and creating permits to sell to area business owners.