MVRTA Intermodal Facility, Newburyport, MA
City of Newburyport
G & R Construction, Quincy, MA
Architect of Record: DESMAN Design Management, Boston, MA
Concept Designer: Fennick McCedie Architecture, Boston, MA
Structural Engineer: DESMAN Design Management, Boston, MA
Parking Consultant: DESMAN Design Management, Boston, MA
Historic Newburyport’s first-ever parking garage enhances the quality of life in this New England town, including easing downtown traffic. The 2½-story Titcomb Street Parking Garage, with 207 parking spaces, allows the city to eliminate spaces in two dirt parking lots on the central waterfront.
The project creates a transportation node consisting of Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) bus pick-up and drop-off, commuter parking, and public parking for workers and patrons of the downtown waterfront area. The multi-level structured parking garage contains a retail component and bus lobby on the ground floor.
Many efforts were made to keep the facility in character with the seaside town’s architecture. Impressive detail was put into the colors, brick layout and design, and the window-like openings to provide air flow.
Read more in the profile of this project by the Precast Concrete Institute.