BHS In the Community
|BMC Launches New Parking Plan|
|July 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW BMC PARKING PLAN TAKES EFFECT: OPENS ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR PATIENTS AND VISITORS
PITTSFIELD, MA – Helping to resolve a longstanding parking congestion issue for Berkshire Medical Center, the hospital’s new parking plan officially went into effect on Monday, June 29th when its new parking garage opened, freeing up hundreds of parking spaces for patients and visitors closer to the main hospital entrance.
The new parking garage, located on Wahconah Street, provides parking for BMC and Berkshire Health Systems employees and physicians, creating more spaces close to the Medical Center for patients and visitors. Patient and visitors will now find additional spaces in the BMC garage on Charles Street, the Medical Arts Complex parking lot and lots on Charles Street and outside of the Warriner Building and Bishop Clapp buildings at BMC.
For many years, BMC has worked to provide improved parking for its patients, visitors, physicians and employees, including the addition of free valet parking and the development of new or expanded surface parking lots. Despite these efforts, parking availability has continued to be a challenge.
The new five story parking garage contains 618 parking spaces and was built on the site of a previous surface parking lot. Overall, the addition of the new garage provides access to nearly 350 new parking spaces for patients, visitors, physicians and employees, and will help to remove the chronic parking congestion issue that has existed for many years at BMC.