Portland Centers and Corridors Parking Study

2015

As a key piece of the City of Portland’s ongoing efforts to improve parking management, the Centers and Corridors study explored parking in five areas around the city that were similar in some respects but distinctly different in others. Two study areas–Hollywood Town Center and St. John’s Town Center–looked at parking in mixed use, transit-centric hubs of activity as well as the residential areas surrounding them.  The remaining three–areas around N Mississippi Avenue, NE 28th Avenue, and SE Division Street–examined parking around commercial corridors at different stages of development. Lancaster conducted data collection and preliminary analysis as part of a larger ‘Parking Toolkit’ project conducted along with several other firms. The goal of the project was to gain insights for potential future reforms of parking in non-central neighborhoods throughout the City.