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:
- 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
- Short-term parking made available is for all users
- 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 Kathryn Doherty-Chapman (Kathryn.Doherty-Chapman@portlandoregon.gov)