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Lake Grove Village Center Parking Management Plan

Project Background/Summary

In 2008, after many years of work by community stakeholders, the Lake Grove Village Center Plan was adopted by the City Council.  The Plan provides a framework and outlines implementation measures to achieve the community’s vision for a welcoming, mixed-use, and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood community in Lake Grove.  The Parking Management Plan is one of the key measures for implementing the vision and addressing some of the issues identified throughout the Lake Grove Village Center planning processes. 

The major goals of the Parking Plan project includes working with the community stakeholders in identifying strategies for managing parking in the District, ensuring no net loss of parking resulting from the Boones Ferry Road Improvement Project, and locating three potential locations for public parking facilities.  The Parking Plan will also incorporate, where possible, future changes in demand and opportunities for alternative modes of transportation as redevelopment occurs and as the Boones Ferry Road Project is completed with features such as bike lanes and improved pedestrian amenities.

The project is partially funded by a grant form the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program, a joint program of the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. This TGM grant is financed, in part, by federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century ("MAP-21"), local government, and State of Oregon funds.

Project Description

This project will produce the Lake Grove Village Center Parking Management Plan for the Lake Grove Village Center (LGVC). The creation of the Parking Plan will implement a provision of the LGVC plan.

Project Objectives

  • Build on the Lake Grove Village Center Plan vision, objectives and identified improvements.
  • Identify Project desired outcomes to create a more walkable community as envisioned in the Lake Grove Village Center Plan.
  • Inventory existing parking to provide baseline and forecast parking needs based on redevelopment assumptions and Project desired outcomes.
  • Address local and regional (Regional Transportation Functional Plan) transportation performance objectives through evaluation of alternatives and solutions.
  • Implement Lake Grove Village Center Plan policy that replaces lost parking due to the programmed Boones Ferry Road improvements.
  • Identify ways for property and business owners to share parking and combine access.
  • Identify a network of connected parking lots so that vehicles are not required to reenter Boones Ferry Road to maneuver through the LGVC.
  • Develop a tool-box of strategies to manage parking including incentives to increase the efficient use and turn-over of existing parking.
  • Identify market responsive parking standards that more accurately reflect the different demands for new development and redevelopment.
  • Identify at least three potential sites to accommodate future parking demands.
  • Revise parking code standards and comprehensive plan as needed to implement Project outcomes.
  • Ensure coordination and actively engage property owners, businesses, residents, stakeholders, and elected and appointed officials in all phases of Project.
  • Develop draft and adoption-ready parking plan as Lake Grove Village Center Plan amendment and Community Development Code amendments to implement the Lake Grove Village Center Parking Management Plan.
  • Develop feasible and realistic financial strategies and cost estimates for potential parking sites.

The transportation relationships and benefits of this Project include:

  • An assessment of parking use, turnover, and need in the LGVC;
  • A plan for more efficient use of existing parking, shared parking, off-street connections between parking areas, and shared driveways;
  • Identification of strategic locations for public parking facilities; and
  • An overall strategy and plan to manage parking in LGVC while assuming identified pedestrian and bicycle connections.

Updates

December 2014

The project team is currently meeting with neighborhood associations and preparing a survey that will be sent to all business and property owners in the Village Center.  A general survey/public input opportunity will be available soon as well.  The technical background material has been prepared and all on street and off street parking in the district has been inventoried.