Beacon Invites ‘Parklet’ Applications

Allows businesses to use street spaces

As it did last summer, Beacon said it will allow local businesses to expand operations into outdoor areas and parking spaces to accommodate social-distancing requirements imposed by the state in response to the pandemic. 

Businesses can apply at The “parklet” program will run from May 1 to Nov. 1. While the program was primarily used by restaurants in 2020, city officials said in 2021 it will be open to retailers, gyms and personal care services.

3 thoughts on “Beacon Invites ‘Parklet’ Applications

  1. The “parklet” option should be limited to restaurants or Beacon will look like Canal Street in New York City. And where will residents and tourists park? [via Instagram]

    • Residents can leave their cars at home and walk, and tourists can park at the train station and walk.

  2. Ugh. I have enough problems parking in Beacon as it is. My tenant lot is filled with tenant-only parking signs and out-of-towners still fill them Thursday to Monday. [via Instagram]