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Planning Process

A Look at the Process 

Development of the Central Eastside Parking Management Plan will take place in four phases over about 12 months; Phases 2, 3 and 4 will include a public workshop:

project schedule

Phase 1, Establish Project Goals, Objectives and Values

The intent of this phase is to lay the foundation for solutions which will be based on the current Central Eastside zoning and land use patterns. Before formulating strategies for parking in the CEID, the stakeholders need to agree on the goals and objectives to be achieved and on the overall framework which will guide those strategies. 

Phase 2, Data Inventory and Analysis

Trained surveyors will inventory all on- and off-street parking facilities throughout the 520-block study area (from the Willamette River to SE 12th Avenue, and from I-84 to SE Powell Boulevard) and analyze how and when the facilities are used. Current and projected land use will be analyzed in order present a clear picture of current and future parking opportunities and needs within the district.  Stakeholders and citizens will then help the project team analyze opportunities and constraints posed by this information. 

Phase 3, Develop Parking Management Alternatives

An outcome of Phase 2 is the identification of parking management strategies that respond to the parking opportunities and constraints within the district. The intent of this phase is to develop those strategies into fully articulated solutions by: 1) designing packages of alternative solutions that, together, comprehensively address the immediate, short-term, and medium-term issues of parking management, and 2) evaluating the alternatives and select those solutions that are most effective in comprehensively addressing the district’s current and future parking and access needs.

Alternative solutions will respond to the district’s land uses and to the evolution of those uses over time. Implicit  is the understanding that there are a variety of solutions that can be applied to better manage parking within the district. By developing a range of solutions for review, the team and the stakeholders will make better informed decisions.

The alternatives will be evaluated against the goals, objectives and values indentified in Phase 1and revised in Phase 2. The SAC, informed by insights gleaned at the Community Workshop and outreach to stakeholders, will he

lp refine the alternatives packages and select the preferred alternatives that move forward to Phase 4. 

Phase 4, Complete the Parking Management Plan

The intent of this phase is to refine the preferred alternatives selected in the previous phase and compile them into a final report that documents the planning process, the final recommendations and the implementation strategy.

The implementation strategy will identify the immediate, short-term, and medium-term recommendations that should be implemented, the public and/or private entities responsible for implementing each recommendation and a planning level estimate of the costs for implementation.

What’s Happening Now

  • The Bureau has selected a consultant team for the project, led by Parametrix, a Portland planning and engineering firm.
  • The inventory survey of CEID parking facilities began June 1, 2010 and was completed in September 2010.
  • The project’s SAC is  formed and will hold its first meeting on October 19, 2010 at the Architectural Heritage Center, located at 701 SE Grand Ave from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The public is invited to attend these meetings as well.

Get Involved

If you would like a voice in creating the parking management plan, please join us!  There are several ways you can participate.  You can attend any SAC meeting or one of the planned community workshops.  All of these are listed on the project schedule, and we will also post information on upcoming meetings here.

For more information, please contact Project Manager Bill Hoffman, 503-823-7219,

Meet the Stakeholder Advisory Committee

  • Susan Lindsay, Buckman Neighborhood Association
  • Lance Lindahl, Brooklyn Neighborhood Association
  • Steve Russell, Kerns Neighborhood Association
  • Susan Pearce, Hosford-Abernathy Neighborhood Association
  • Dan Yates, Central Eastside Industrial Council
  • Juliana Lukasik, Central Eastside Industrial Council
  • Bert Geiger, Central Eastside Industrial Council
  • Bob Wentworth, Wentworth Chevrolet/ Subaru
  • Matt Butts, Group Mackenzie
  • Bill Goman, Goodwill Industries
  • Matt Milletto, Water Avenue Coffee
  • Mike Bolliger, Bolliger & Sons Insurance
  • Jonathan Malsin, BEAM Development
  • Paul Carlson, OMSI
  • Peter Stark, Portland Streetcar Inc.
  • Cathy Galbraith, Bosco Milligan
  • Warren Fish, Multnomah County
  • Deek Heykamp, Next Adventure
  • John Garner, Portland Community College
  • Lance Marrs, Bside 6
  • Trang Lam, Portland Development Commission
  • Steve Iwata, Bureau of Planning Sustainability

Project Background

The CEID is the home for more than 1,100 businesses and 17,000 employees.  As the mix of businesses and the business operations of each business intensifies and the number of employees  grow, the CEID’s infrastructure requirements have also need improvement.

To gain an initial understanding of the district’s emerging transportation and access needs, the Bureau conducted a survey of CEID business and property owners in 2008-2009.  Results of the survey helped the Bureau and district stakeholders to draft the 2009 Central Eastside Street Plan, which identifies street and storm water management improvements.  To supplement the survey and explore the district’s needs in more detail, interviews of 21 key stakeholders were then conducted.  The resulting scoping report identified significant problems and opportunities affecting parking and access in the district, and sets the groundwork for pursuing a Central Eastside Parking Management Plan. 

Survey results + Street Plans

Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting materials

 Project Kickoff, Scope and schedule, discussion of scoping study

November 16, 2010

Planning context and introduction to understanding parking management

December 6, 2010

Parking Data and Inventory Analysis

January 18, 2011

Current Land Use and Projections, Parking management observations

February 15, 2011

Discussion of Parking Problems, Strategies and Tools

February 22, 2011

Community Workshop

March 15, 2011

Nail the Problems

April 19, 2011

Develop the parking strategies

May 10, 2011 

Refine the concepts

June 21, 2011

Draft Plan

July 19, 2011

Refine the final elements of the plan

August 16, 2011

Review the final draft

September 20, 2011

Recommend the final draft