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On December 3 the Stakeholder Advisory Committee finished their 10th and final meeting. At the meeting the SAC unanimously endorsed the two main deliverables of the project: 1) a parking management “toolkit” and 2) a new residential permit parking program.
Parking Management Toolkit
The parking management toolkit will be utilized by PBOT Parking Operations as a reference document to address emerging parking issues in mixed use centers and corridors surrounded by residential neighborhoods. The document is organized literally like a toolkit, into “shelves” that match parking issues with potential solutions. It is organized with the easiest solutions first (i.e., user information, maps, etc.) and the most difficult last (i.e., adding new parking supply).
Residential Permit Parking Program
The residential permit program was developed in response to a 2013 Council directive, adopted with the ordinance that raised minimum parking requirements for large apartment buildings. It is similar in many ways to the existing Area Permit Parking Program (APPP) with several key differences:
Similarities with APPP
Key differences from APPP
PBOT anticipates taking the SAC recommendations to City Council in spring 2016. More details about the Council schedule will be posted when they are available.
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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Center, Corridor and Parking Study Areas