1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
Permit parking with two-hour time limits increases on-street parking for employees and their patrons.
The Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) is growing. Its historic uses of warehousing and heavy manufacturing are being joined by new and emerging creative technologies, regional retail attractions, food and entertainment establishments and educational facilities. Parking is an issue affecting the continued economic success and vitality of the CEID. With an existing shortage of both on-street and off-street parking, the district is challenged to meet the future parking demands of additional employees and customers.
Parking is so important to the district that beginning in 2010, a stakeholder advisory committee representing Central Eastside property owners, business owners, public institutions and adjacent neighborhoods worked with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop an action plan to improve parking within the CEID. The Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) was instrumental to this effort and was represented on the stakeholder committee by several of its elected officers.
The result is a comprehensive parking management plan that better matches up parking supply and demand in the district. In June 2012, the Portland City Council adopted the recommendations of the stakeholder advisory committee and directed the Transportation Bureau to begin implementing the initial actions to improve parking.
Today, a Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) handles the parking and transportation issues in the Central Eastside Industrial District. The TPAC has a subcommittee tasked with resolving current on-street formatting issues in the district while creating a system for proactive parking management on an ongoing basis.
According to City Code, if the district continued to be managed as one zone, staff would only be able to reduce parking permits granted to businesses for employees, but still be required to issue parking permits to all the residents who might want them.
This fall, the City of Portland and the Central Eastside Industrial Council’s (CEIC) Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC) selected a consultant to conduct an inventory and parking utilization survey of the district’s on-street parking.
What is the district doing to improve on-street parking? What should I know about the kinds of decisions the TPAC subcommittee will be making? What will the decision-making process look like? How can I participate and learn more?
Map of the Central Eastside Industrial District
Group tasked with resolving current parking issues in the district while creating a system for proactive parking management on an ongoing basis.
A plan to put each and every parking spot to its best use and to ensure that CEID employers and employees – as well as customers, suppliers and delivery services providers – can rely on convenient parking to conduct business.