Shoupistas, now is our moment in Portland. It’s time to eliminate the remaining residential parking requirements in Portland. The dragon is weak and can be slayed, but we’ll all need to rise to the occasion and support the Residential Infill Project to get the job done.
Fortunately, the Residential Infill Project has shaped up to be an aggressive housing policy package that will lead to less displacement citywide, neighborhoods with more economic and racial diversity, more housing options available at more price points, and less cars and a more sustainable and equitable city.
Thanks to your hard work over the years supporting progressive parking policies like residential permits, parking maximums, performance-based parking policy, and elimination of multi-family parking requirements, we don’t have to ask for better parking policy in RIP, it’s great as it is!
What we do need to do is make sure Portland City Council understands that Portland needed this housing and transportation policy, and needed it yesterday.
If you need more information about the Residential Infill Project including talking points and suggestions for how to make the housing part of the policy better, our partners at Portland: Neighbors Welcome have you covered.
Once you’re ready, submit testimony online via the Portland Map App. Let council know why you support eliminating minimum parking requirements so we can build more housing for people!
If you can, there are two opportunities to testify in person: Wednesday 1/15 at 2pm and Thursday 1/16 at 5pm at Portland City Hall (1221 SW 4th). The Portland: Neighbors Welcome link has more information on that too!