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Zone M Pilot Program

Parking Permit Changes Coming September 1, 2017

Background Information & Permit Changes Details Available HERE


Required 2017-2018 Survey for Zone M Permit Holders

(i.e. 30 permits or more)

 


Important Parking Information for Zone M Residents and Business Owners

On-street parking in the Northwest District is difficult and limited. With the adoption of the Northwest District Parking Management Plan there are restrictions to Zone M permit parking.  New residents and business owners should not assume they will be eligible to purchase Zone M parking permits.  Please refer to the NW District Parking Permit Changes for Zone M, NW Residential Building Managers, and NW Employers letters which was recently mailed to residents, business owners, and residential building managers.


 

Shared Parking in NW Portland

City Council recently voted on an amendment to City Code Section 33.562.290 which allows accessory parking facilities to operate commercially as shared parking facilities. Shared parking is one of the many tools being implemented as part of the NW Portland Parking Management Plan. 

Off-street accessory parking facilities wishing to operate commercially are required to apply for a permit through PBOT, and must meet the following requirements:

      1. Parking facilities must have at least five (5) parking stalls available for commercial use, not including spaces needed for the primary accessory use of the parking facility
      2. Short-term parking made available is for all users
      3. Long-term parking made available may only be for residents or employees of the NW District 

The online application form can be found here. In order to refrain from future code violations please do not operate shared parking activity until the application has been processed and approved. For any questions regarding the online application or the new shared parking rules, please contact Lynda Viray (lynda.viray@portlandoregon.gov  503-823-4303)


Click HERE to apply for Zone M Residential Permits 

Click HERE to apply for Zone M Business Permits

 

Zone M is expanding, what does it mean for you?

The City worked with area residents and businesses over several years to develop a plan that addresses the area’s parking challenges while maintaining the Northwest District’s livability and business vitality. The parking plan is now being implemented, find out what you need to know.

 

Northwest parking area map

Northwest Parking Area Map

  

 

Key: Northwest parking area map

blue hash-marked square 4 hour by permit/ metered. Part of the new Zone M expansion effective 2015.

Parking meters will be good for four hour stays, however those with Zone M permits may park all day, without having to pay the parking meter.

The permit year is valid from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31.  

No permit holders: Meter rates are $1.60 per hour between 9:00am – 7:00 pm Monday-Saturday.

Note: APP permits do not allow parking at non-APP zones such as limited timestays (1-hour, 30 minutes, etc.) and restricted spaces (truck loading, no parking, etc.). Please read posted signs before parking.

shaded orange polkadot square 4 hour or by permit –signed. Part of the new Zone M expansion effective 2015.

These spaces will be valid for four hour stays and they will be signed instead of metered. Those with Zone M permits may park all day in this area, without being ticketed. Visitors are allowed to stay for four hours without being ticketed. *Parking treatment is applicable to both sides of the street on NW 25th Ave. There are some pre-existing signed block faces in the commercial areas and those time stays will remain the same. The unsigned block faces will become four hour stays. Zone M permits will be valid throughout.

The permit year is valid from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31.   

Note: APP permits do not allow parking at non-APP zones such as limited timestays (1-hour, 30 minutes, etc.) and restricted spaces (truck loading, no parking, etc.). Please read posted signs before parking.

 

Turquoise square 4 hour and 2 hour only –metered only, no permits. 

All users must pay the meters on those busy streets. Permits also cannot be used for 30-minute spaces because those are intended for vehicle unloading and similar short-term uses.

Cost: Meter rates are $1.60 per hour between 9:00am – 7:00 pm Monday-Saturday

Note: APP permits do not allow parking at non-APP zones such as limited timestays (1-hour, 30 minutes, etc.) and restricted spaces (truck loading, no parking, etc.). Please read posted signs before parking.

 Light shaded yellow square w/grey outline Northwest District –unregulated parking     Cost: Parking is free at all times for anyone.
orange-yellow square Permit Zone K –unchanged

How do I purchase permits?

Residents must show proof of residency and vehicle registration.

Businesses must show proof of location and a personnel roster with employee names and number of hours worked/ week.

In person at 1134 SW 5th Ave in the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center  Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

By mail: Portland Bureau of Transportation, 1120 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 1302 Portland, OR 97204

 


 

Learn more about Timbers Event Parking and Restricted Event Parking

Meters around Providence Park stadium automatically act differently on Timbers home game days. Learn what they do and how they help the neighborhood.

 

More information:

Read our FAQ: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/500415

Call our Area Parking Permit Hotline: 503-823-APPP (2777)

For all other parking or transportation questions call: 503-823-5185

Email us: parking@portlandoregon.gov


Relevant Parking Articles

Here is a list of relevant articles provided by the NW Stakeholder Action Committee

April 2016 Final NWPDX Parking Studies Interim Report

April 2016 Final NWPDX Parking Studies Interim Report

Timbers Event Parking/ Restricted Event Parking

Learn what meters automatically do around Providence Park on game days.

Zone M Time Stays

Map of Zone M Time Stays

Background

A collaborative, multi-year planning process resulted in the new parking plan.

Timeline and Map

Find out when and where the new parking plan will be implemented.

Stakeholder Committee

A committee of residents and businesspeople is advising the city on the new plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about the Northwest Parking Plan.

Cale Internal Investigation and Corrective Actions

Cale Internal Investigation and Corrective Actions

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