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BPS E-News: Public forum on new apartments/parking draws crowd

New apartments with little or no off-street parking are popping up along main street corridors and frequent transit lines in inner neighborhoods, which is raising concerns about the impact this new construction may have on the surrounding streets and neighborhoods. 

In response to community concerns, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability conducted a series of studies to determine the facts about community impacts. The results of these studies were the subject of a public forum with the Planning and Sustainability Commission on November 13. More than 150 people attended and nearly 40 people provided testimony to the commissioners.

Staff are compiling the comments from the forum and will present the study results and a summary of the commentary to the Neighborhood Centers Policy Expert Group for the Comprehensive Plan Update, who will discuss the issue in their December and January meetings.

For more information about the parking studies and the forum, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/420179?. Questions? Please contact Matt Wickstrom at 503-823-2834.