Portland, OR, founded in 1851, may not appear on lists of the nation’s “most historic cities.” But it’s not for lack of trying.
Portland buildings with over 30 units must provide parking. Without surprise, the city has now seen a boom of structures with no more than 30 units.
Here is my testimony to Portland’s mayor and council about…
Portland’s public development commission–now rebranded as “Prosper Portland”–is building a 425-stall parking garage to support a 600-room Hyatt convention center hotel. The garage, which proponents insist will attract an NBA All-Star game to the city, will cost $24,000,000.
The US withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1st and mayors from around the country protested. If they’re serious about climate action, our city leaders can act now to balance incentives for commuter travel modes.