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Centers + Corridors, Parking Toolkit and Analysis

The second Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Multnomah County headquarters at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., room 315 (TriMet line 6, line 14, Portland Streetcar CL line). A detailed agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting.

About the project

PBOT has been awarded a Transportation Growth Management grant from the state, to study and recommend parking policy within the city. A key element of the grant is a “tool kit” which will describe the suite of policies and programs available to manage on and off-street parking. We are reviewing and updating our parking management tools in light of more dense development along mixed use corridors and in neighborhood centers that are experiencing redevelopment. PBOT will take a close look at parking demand in 5 case study areas that best represent the type and intensity of development we are seeing and can expect in the future, and recommend new policy and code language related to parking demand management that would apply to commercial centers and corridors throughout the city. 

Parking Occupancy and Turnover Study

In October, PBOT will gather parking occupancy and turnover data. The study areas were chosen based on the center and corridor typologies found in the Urban Design Framework developed for the Comprehensive Plan Update, transportation characteristics, and development activity. Each study area is intended to be representational of other, similar areas throughout the City. Taking samples of parking data in areas with different characteristics will allow development of a toolkit with broad applicability. The 5 study areas are:

  • St Johns (Town Center, Civic Corridor, frequent bus service)
  • Hollywood (Town Center, Civic Corridor, light rail station area, transit center)
  • SE Division Street (Town Center, Neighborhood Corridor, frequent bus service)
  • N Mississippi Ave (Neighborhood Center, Neighborhood Corridor, frequent bus service)
  • NE 28th Ave (no center designation, Neighborhood Corridor, no bus service)

Maps and data will be posted when they are available.

For more information about the project, contact Grant Morehead, project manager, at 503-823-9707 or

SAC mtg #1: project overview

Presentation from the first SAC meeting

Proposed Comprehensive Plan: Parking Policies

Parking Policies in the Proposed Draft of the Comprehensive Plan



Project Updates

Project Updates

Grant Funding

Grant Funding