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Centers and Corridors Parking Study

Centers + Corridors Committee meeting

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The 7th meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee took place on August 5, 2015. Here is a link to the staff presentation on the residential permit concept, and here is a link to the draft meeting notes.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 24, from 6-8 PM, in room 315 of the Multnomah County office building (501 SE Hawthorne Blvd). Meeting materials will be posted at least one week prior to the meeting.

A complete draft of the Occupancy and Turnover report, with data from all 5 study areas, is now available here. Hourly occupancy maps from each study area can be found on our documents page. 

Centers and Corridors: Portland Is Growing

Produced and directed by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 2014

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability produced a series of videos featuring the City’s growth management strategy: focusing housing and job growth in vibrant centers and bustling corridors. Portland Is Growing is the first in the series of five episodes and highlights the city’s changing demographics and expected population and job growth.

Project Overview

PBOT was 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 and Tenant Survey

In March 2015, PBOT gathered parking occupancy and turnover data for select study areas with center and corridor typologies found in the Urban Design Framework developed for the Comprehensive Plan Update. Selected study areas also have key 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. In addition, a travel behavior survey will be distributed to residents of multi-family buildings within each study area.

The five study areas are:

  • St Johns (Town Center, Civic Corridor, frequent bus service) Click here for an overview of the findings.
  • Hollywood (Town Center, Civic Corridor, light rail station area, transit center) Click here for an overview of the findings.
  • SE Division Street (Town Center, Neighborhood Corridor, frequent bus service) Click here for an overview of the findings.
  • N Mississippi Ave (Neighborhood Center, Neighborhood Corridor, frequent bus service) Click here for an overview of the findings.
  • NE 28th Ave (no center designation, Neighborhood Corridor, no bus service) Click here for an overview of the findings.

Results of the tenant survey will be posted when it is available.

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

SAC meeting #7 - staff presentation

Residential Permit Concept