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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Division Street Parking Plan

This page will host all of the information about the Division St Parking Management Plan. 

Attend the Open House on January 29th to learn more and get your questions answered. Click for details

What

A plan to manage on-street parking along and near Division Street in the Richmond Neighborhood. The plan will focus on creating a parking permit program for area residents. The primary goal of the plan will be to balance the parking needs of the many different users so that anyone can more easily find a parking space on or near Division St. The plan will be co-developed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and a stakeholder advisory commitee. The committee will be made up of residents, business owners and community members. The committee and PBOT will work with a consultant to study the problem and come up with solutions that will make it easier to find a parking space, and to ensure that  the parking needs of the residents and businesses are met. 

City Council will need to adopt any plan or permit program before anything could be implemented. Also, area residents will have to approve any permit program. The development of the plan and permit pilot will use a data driven approach. There will be a parking study conducted to determine the inventory of on-street spaces, the occupancy and utilization of those spaces over the course of a typical day, and who is using that parking. In addition to a parking occupancy and utilization study we will conduct surveys of area residents, visitors and employees to understand their perspectives. The committee and PBOT staff will rely on this data to drive their decision making. 

Click here to learn more about the background of this process. 

Where

The focus area is along SE Division Street between 28th Pl. and SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd in the Richmond Neighborhood. The exact study area and plan boundary will be determined by the advisory committee. 

Who

PBOT is leading the effort to develop a parking management approach in the area. Parking Operations staff have hired a consulting firm who specializes in parking management, and a planning firm with experience leading committees and plan development. 

The consultants on board are Lancaster Engineering and Angelo Planning Group. 

Community Members from all walks of life are sought to join the committee. The application does specify which types of lived experience or expertise we are most interested in. The committee will have 2 members from the Richmond Neighborhood Association and 2 members from the Division-Clinton Business Association. Stay tuned for the committee application soon!

When

PBOT is recruiting for the committee in January and February 2020. Committee members will be selected in March and the process will begin in April 2020. The process will take between 10 and 18 months. 

Draft project milestones:

  • December/January 2020>> Discuss forming a committee with the neighborhood association and other stakeholders. 
  • February 2020>> Recruit committee members using the Office of Civic Life application process
  • April 2020 >> Begin Committee work.
  • Spring/summer 2020 >> Conduct parking study data collection
  • Summer or Fall  >> Open House & other engagement.
  • Fall 2020 >> Committee recommendations
  • Winter 2020/21 >> Program report is finalized.
  • Spring 2021 >> City Council Hearing.
  •  Spring/summer 2021 >> Ballots are sent (if approved)

Learn more about Parking management in Portland here