City of Newport Parking Management Plan
The City of Newport has several unique characteristics that make managing parking a challenge. Because Newport is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Oregon, parking demand throughout the City can vary significantly on a seasonal basis, and the presence of a robust fishing industry as well as the needs of locals mean that there are several competing interests that must be balanced when managing parking. Lancaster is currently working with the City to develop a parking management plan for three distinct districts in Newport–City Center, the Bayfront, and Nye Beach–each with its own challenges and opportunities. Our ongoing work involves data collection and analysis of existing conditions during peak and off-peak seasons, an assessment of capital needs, extensive stakeholder outreach, and the development of planning and policy language.