The City of Pittsfield is pleased to announce that the opening of the new Summer Street Lot is scheduled for Monday, June 17.

The new lot replaces the demolished Columbus Avenue Garage and features new paving and lighting. The lot will be available for permit and metered parking. During the opening week, the city’s parking attendants will be on hand throughout the day to assist patrons in navigating the lot.

As with other municipal lots in the city, metered parking at the Summer Street Lot is in 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there are several kiosks stationed around the lot. The first 30 minutes are free (this applies to both on-street and lot parking); parking in the lot costs 50 cents an hour.

Please note there is free parking after 4 p.m. on weekdays and parking is free all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, there are 19 free 90-minute spaces in the alleyway adjacent to the lot.

As a reminder, to get started with the parking meter, enter the license plate number in the meter. Once the number has been entered, follow the prompts for the expected time of stay and form of payment. Payment is accepted by coin, credit card or smartphone application (download the Passport Parking app from either the App Store or Google Play). Once the transaction is complete, the meter will produce a receipt. There is no need to display a ticket in the vehicle.

For more information on the Summer Street Lot, please feel free to call 413-499-9330.