Beaverton has made a commitment to providing downtown parking management strategies that support residents’, businesses’, and visitors’ needs. Many city plans have emphasized the need for managed, strategically located, customer friendly parking.
The Downtown Parking Management and Action Plan (DPMAP) will identify policies, procedures, and management strategies to address community desires and respond to current and future parking needs.
DPMAP kicked off in March. The first round of community engagement, including an online survey and in-person feedback, took place last summer. We heard from you!
■ More on-street, short-term parking
■ Increase off-street parking options
■ Additional shared parking opportunities
■ Improve walkability and enhance pedestrian safety
■ Low-income parking permit options
■ More ADA-accessible parking
■ More bicycle parking
■ Reduce on-street space size
■ Maintain two-hour limit, on-street
■ Explore public parking opportunities in the West Library Lot
■ More electric vehicle charging stations
■ A “Park Once” policy to provide people with options for parking their car in one location while frequenting multiple locations in downtown
■ Update current or design a new public parking brand and wayfinding plan
In December, a second survey went to everyone who previously participated. It focused on draft recommendations based on feedback from the first round of engagement. The draft plan will be presented at Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency and City Council meetings in early 2022. To learn more about what we learned from the community, read draft recommendations, and find out how you can stay up to date about downtown parking, please visit http://www.BeavertonOregon.gov/parking.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Molly Rabinovitz in the Community Development Department at 503-526-2277 or Parking@BeavertonOregon.gov.