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Centers + Corridors, Parking Toolkit and Analysis

The next Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, April 30 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, in room 315 of the Multnomah County Office building (501 SE Hawthorne Blvd; TriMet line 6, line 14, Streetcar CL line). An agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting.

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 and Tenant Survey

In March, 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. In addition, a travel behavior survey will be distributed to residents of multi-family buildings within each study area. 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)

Results of the parking and tenant survey will be posted when they are available.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

PBOT has convened a Stakeholder Advisory Committee to advise the City on the development of new parking policies throughout the process. A list of committee members is below.

Name Affiliation
Alexander Cooley Northwest resident
Allen Field Richmond Neighborhood Association
Carol Gossett Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Association
Chris Smith Planning and Sustainability Commission
Donald Wood Irvington resident
Gail Hoffnagle Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League
Gary Davenport Overlook Neighborhood Association
Gerik Kransky Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Ian Stude Bicycle Advisory Committee
James Kautz East Burnside Business Association
Kathryn Doherty-Chapman Oregon Walks
Kay Newell Boise Neighborhood Association
Kristin Slavin Alberta Main Street Design Committee
Kurt Norback Woodstock Neighborhood Association
Mary Kyle McCurdy 1000 Friends of Oregon
Mike Westling Concordia resident
Oreatha Johnson N/NE Business Assoc.
Pablo Bravo King resident
Rebecca Kennedy Housing Land Advocates
Rick Michaelson Northwest resident
Rod Merrick Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Sean Green Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association
Steve Russell Kerns Neighborhood Association
Sue Pearce Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood District
Tamara Deridder Rose City Park Neighborhood Association
Ted Labbe Depave
Tony Jordan Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
William Gregg Buckman resident

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