PORTLAND PILOT AREA PARKING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
The Council finds:
1. In November 1997, the Northwest
district association, with support from the Nob Hill Business Association,
requested that City Council intervenes in area transportation and parking issues
and undertakes measures to address long standing, on street parking
2. In January 1998, the City entered into an agreement
with Douglas L. Capps Consulting to provide an assessment of the parking
conditions in Northwest Portland and to develop a package of recommended
3. In August 1998, the consultant completed a report,
Parking Northwest Portland: A Portland Study of Solutions and Strategies. The
report recommended a series of solutions including shared parking arrangements,
parking permit programs, and improvements in transit service and transit support
4. In early 1999, the City staff and the consultant
began to work with business and residents in the eastern most section of the
neighborhood on a potential area parking permit program. A general public
meeting was held on March 13, 1999, where most attendees expressed support for
continuing work on the details of a permit parking program for this area.
5. A parking committee was formed in March 1999 and
permit program details were developed by this committee, including finalizing
the boundaries, which are Burnside to Nortrup, 16th and 18th.
6. Due to these unique circumstances, it is
appropriate to modify the elements of the City Code dealing with area parking
permit program as authorized by this ordinance.
7. The Bureau of Traffic Management has studied the
area, conducted several public meetings, conducted a ballot mailing with 56%
return of the 373 ballots mailed, with 87% (187) votes in favor of the permit
program, and has determined the area meets the necessary program criteria to
establish a Pilot Area Parking Permit Program.
Now Therefore, the council
a) The Bureau of Traffic Management to implement an
Area Parking Permit Program for the area bounded by north side of West Burnside
to the south side of NW Northrup and the east side of NW 16th and the east side
of NW 18th, subject to the provisions of tittle 16.20.800 of the Code of the
city of Portland as modified with Ordinance number 173323, to be operational on
August 2, 1999.
b) Section 16.20.840 (H) is modified as follows for
purpose of this Pilot area Parking Program only to state: The signs will be installed 30 days from the date of
mailing the applications to the permit area.
Ordinance No. 173531 passed by Council June 30,
Filed for inclusion in PPD December 5, 2003.
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