To: Business and Property Owners on southbound Railroad Avenue

From: Ashland Main Street Association

RE: Parking restrictions proposed

Date: October 10, 2018



The Town of Ashland proposes to limit parking to two hours or less in parallel parking spaces on southbound Railroad Avenue between the Hanover Bank Building (104 N. Railroad Avenue) and the McKinney Building (210 S. Railroad Avenue).


A two-hour limit is already in place for parking spaces from the Iron Horse Restaurant south to the Caboose Market & Cafe. The town’s action would alter parking on North Railroad Avenue in front of the Hanover Bank Building, Homemades by Suzanne, and Ashland Coffee & Tea. It would also alter parking on South Railroad Avenue in front of Edward Jones.


The purpose of the change is to enable planning for public events, such as the Patrick Henry Half Marathon and Ashland Train Day. The change is supported by Ashland Main Street Association acting upon business owners’ requests to eliminate Amtrak passengers parking long-term outside of offices and restaurants.


If you have questions about the forthcoming two-hour parking restriction on southbound Railroad Avenue, please contact Ashland Main Street Association Executive Director Maggie Longest at director@mainstreetashland.org or Ashland Police Chief Doug Goodman at dgoodman@ashlandpolice.us.