iBerkshires.com  reports the Public Safety Committee voted to recommend metered parking on the east side of Ashland Street during a brief meeting on Tuesday.
The request had been made to the Traffic Commission more than a year ago by Glenn Maloney on behalf of Very Good Property Development, which owns one of the buildings on that side of the street. Maloney said allowing parking in what is now a no-parking zone would allow more convenience for not only his building but other commercial businesses on the street.
The matter was before the Traffic Commission twice before it also voted in May to recommend the City Council approve the seven metered spots between Summer and Quincy streets.
Cumberland Farms recently closed on the old City Yard and is expected to begin construction on that parcel later this summer. It's current location between Quincy and Chestnut streets has created some congestion with vehicles entering and exiting at certain times of the day.
Committee member Benjamin Lamb noted that the full council had debated the issue in some depth at its last May meeting.