I attended the Off-Street Parking Board meeting and will post my notes later on tonight.
In the meantime — Mr. Borbone was kind enough to give me a DVD with the full report. I’ve posted that, the City Manager’s memo to the City Council, and an Executive Summary to Google Docs:
Note that if you scroll down to page 64 of the study, Exhibit A lists all the special discounted parking pass programs city garages and lots are currently involved in.
Hanover Theatre – Agreement dating back to 2007 whereby the City leases to Hanover400 parking spaces within the facility for each night at major events at the Theatre for a guaranteed minimum of 80 major events/calendar year. The Theatre sets the parking fee and retains the proceeds and pays the City $400/event ($1/space), which escalates to $600/event after the 7th year of the Agreement. The Agreement expires in 2017.
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, 9 Norwich Street – Agreement dating back to 2009 whereby the City provides 100 parking spaces in the garage in the form of regular monthly parking passes for the fee of $1 a year for 30 years to induce the College to purchase the building at 9 Norwich Street and open a Worcester Campus of the College. The Agreement was originally for parking in the Pearl-Elm Street Garage but the City moved it to Major Taylor as allowed in the Agreement, which expires in 2029.