Watertown Parking Management PlanMt Auburn St_1930s

Watertown is developing a Parking Management Plan for Watertown Square and Coolidge Square. The Plan will take a fresh look at the existing parking supply, demand for parking, and look for creative ways to satisfy parking needs.  Parking is an important tool in supporting Watertown’s commercial centers.  Good parking policies can make these retail centers more user friendly and welcoming.

The Plan will make recommendations to improve parking, such as:

  • Improved meter technology
  • Consistent and easy to understand regulations
  • Options for enforcement
  • Changes that could better manage parking and meet ongoing demand
  • Opportunities for shared parkingCoolidgeSquare_Inventory_Landmarks Opens in new window
  • Other ways to support healthy and successful commercial centers


In January, 2019 the community had the opportunity to see data on parking supply and occupancy, and give feedback on their experiences and preferences. Materials from those open house meetings can be viewed here: 

Public Process

The Project Team will collect input from residents and the business community through an on-line survey and public meetings. There will be two public meetings in January where the consultant will present the data on pWatertownSquare_Inventory_Landmarks Opens in new windowarking supply and occupancy, and get feedback from residents and businesses.  There will be a third public meeting in the spring for presentation of draft recommendations.  A final plan will be presented to the Town Council in late spring or early summer. 

Parking Survey:

Participate in the survey and give input on parking needs and concerns in Watertown.   

If you missed the open houses in January, there is also an opportunity for online participation.   

Project Team

  • Project Consultant: Ralph DeNisco, Stantec
  • Project Contact: Laura Wiener, Department of Community Development & PlanningWatertown Square
  • Sgt. David Sampson, Police Traffic Division
  • Sean DelRose, Treasurer-Collector’s Office

For more information, email Laura Wiener, Senior Transportation Planner or call at (617) 972-6417