Parking and Loading Standards

Contact: Dyami Valentine, senior planner | 503-846-3821



Parking is an essential component of the transportation system and has major land use implications. Where and how parking needs are accommodated can make a big difference in the success of affordable housing, economic development, traffic flow, smart growth, historic preservation and many other community goals. Historically, the approach to providing parking was that more parking is better;and that past trends related to parking needs are good predictors of the future. The Rightsizing the Parking Code project found that Washington County's parking regulations related to new development predominantly rely on this old approach for identifying parking needs. To address these issues, staff propose will recommendations for potential implementation 


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Public Testimony

Proposed Ordinance No. 827, amending portions of Washington County's Community Development Code related to parking and loading standards was filed July 13, 2017. Testimony submitted after filing is a statement made to decision makers (the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners) regarding the filed ordinance, and will appear in the official ordinance record. To provide written testimony regarding this proposed ordinance, you must include the author(s)' name, address, and phone number and submit via emailfax or U.S. Mail: Washington County, Long Range Planning Division 155 N. First Ave., Suite 350, MS14, Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072

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