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Oregonlive: Portland's roads: Venture Portland business group got sneak peek at potential street fee costs, officials say

April 18,2014 | transportation officials are starting to shop around preliminary figures for what an $8 or $12 per month street fee may mean for business owners.

On Wednesday, a group of about 50 business owners in downtown Portland received the first briefing with actual numbers on a printed document.

Portland Bureau of Transportation officials presented Venture Portland, a local business group, with an early look at what a potential street fee could look like. The city's analysis is based on data generated during the last attempt to pass a street fee, in 2007.

<a href="">Biz Sample Chart[2] (PDF)</a> <br /> <a href="">Biz Sample Chart[2] (Text)</a>According to the draft document, roughly two-thirds of Portland businesses would likely be in line to pay anywhere from $37 per month to $57 per month, depending on the square footage and monthly trips generated by their business and whether it's an $8 or $12 fee.

For example, if the city approved a $12 month street fee, a church could pay $40 per month, while a sit-down restaurant could see charges of $201 per month. A large brewpub that generated 10,000-25,000 trips per month could pay $604 per month under the $12 fee. READ FULL ARTICLE