New parking rules are coming to Northwest Portland.
When Portland City Council approved the Northwest Parking Management Plan, it accepted a three-phase approach proposed by Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
In the next six months or so, all residents and employees in the area will be able to buy permits at $60 per year.
At first, the new limits will affect just the neighborhood’s southern end. Expansions will depend on recommendations from a new transportation management association.
It’s not until phase three – possibly as far off as June 2014 – that parking meters would go in.
Parking revenue would be split between the city and the new parking association.
Northwest Portland business owners have opposed the plan, arguing it would not improve parking and would drive customers to other parts of the city.
The plan has the support of the Northwest District Association – the local city-recognized neighborhood group.