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Working to make downtown parking easy, available and safe.


DESIGNATED CURBSIDE PICK UP SPACE PROGRAM

City of Bend Introduces the “Designated Curbside Pickup Space” Program to assist Downtown Businesses and customers.

The City of Bend’s Parking Services Division is offering businesses the opportunity to inquire about a designated parking space for curbside pickup; making it easier for customers to adhere to health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19. 

The former “collective” curbside pickup areas have been removed and replaced with designated curbside pickup space if the businesses takes the steps to have one put in place. The option to have a space is limited to food service, retail, or other service industry businesses.

All designated curbside pickup spaces are valid for a two-week limitation. Should restrictions change for our county or state due to COVID-19, then the program will adjust. Spaces can be renewed until the program is discontinued.

How will it work?

Every business (food service, retail, or other service industry business only) in Downtown Bend can inquire about a designated curbside pickup space in front of their business free of charge.

1 designated curbside pickup space per business is offered.

If a business does a lot of curbside pickup, a second designated curbside pickup space can be requested.

All designed curbside pickup spaces are valid for 2 weeks and can be renewed until the program is discontinued.

Designated curbside pickup Template submittal requests can be requested by contacting Diamond Parking  (541) 317-2805.

Guidelines and additional information related to the Designated Curbside Pickup template requests can be found here


DOWNTOWN PARKING DISTRICT REOPENING PLAN

Downtown Parking Reopening Plan

 

On June 6, 2020, Deschutes County was approved to enter Phase 2 of the State’s reopening plan for Oregon.

We expect traffic and parking demand in the Downtown Parking District to increase gradually in the coming weeks. We will start a phased return to normal parking enforcement beginning June 15, 2020.

Important updates:

• Time Limits in The Core of Downtown Bend will be enforced starting June 15, 2020

  •  The Core area is from Franklin Avenue to Greenwood Avenue and from Lava Road to Brooks Street/Alley.

• Time Limits in all other areas of the Downtown Parking District will be enforced starting July 1, 2020

• Payment is now required on the following lots and areas

  • South and North Mirror Pond
  • Greenwood/Wall
  • Irving Street

• The Downtown Garage remains free for all parkers through June 30, 2020

Parking Permits will be required starting July 1, 2020 and will be available for purchase starting June 15, 2020

  •  Please note, as part of our safety protocol, permits will ONLY be available online at https://bendoregon.permitpoint.com please contact Diamond Parking at 541.317.2805 if you have no access to this online service.

Safety measures taken:

  • Installed hand sanitizers on all pay-stations
  • Implemented regular cleaning and disinfecting protocol for all pay-stations
  • Encourage contactless payment options via Park Mobile App

We ask downtown business owners to encourage their employees to purchase monthly parking permits and use the permit areas as established. This will help to free up as many parking spaces as possible for returning shoppers, diners and visitors. 

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EXTENDED ENFORCEMENT HOURS

NEW HOURS: 8 a.m to 7 p.m.

To improve the availability of customer parking in the evening downtown, enforcement hours are being extended from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This will be in effect for the downtown core, which is bounded by Greenwood to the North, Lava and Harriman to the East, Franklin to the South and Drake Park to the West.


RATE CHANGES

To make parking more affordable for everyone, and maximize parking opportunities, new parking permit rate changes took effect on July 1, 2019.

MONTHLY PERMIT RATES:

  • Centennial Garage: $40
  • Hospital Hill: $30
  • Newport lot: $20
  • Green area: $60
  • Yellow area: $30

DISCOUNT RATE: 50% off Permit for Income Qualified.

DAILY RATES: Garage: $10


PARKMOBILE

ParkMobile is a free app that makes it easy to find and pay for parking. It will help improve the experience for visitors to Downtown. Cost is $1 per hour up to the maximum posted time. The app is available via the Apple App Store and Google Play. Mirror Pond lots and Centennial Parking Garage pay stations will remain in use.

LOT LOCATIONS:

  • Mirror Pond lots
  • Centennial Garage
  • Greenwood/Wall lot
  • Irving Street
  • Newport lot

VIRTUAL PERMITS

We will be transitioning from paper permits to a new, virtual permitting system that will make it easier than ever to purchase and manage your parking permit.


4 HOUR MAX AT MIRROR POND LOTS

To improve safety and allow for more customers to find parking, a 4 hour max time limit will be put into effect for the Mirror Pond lots.

This site will be updated as changes are implemented.


The City of Bend, Downtown Bend Business Association and the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee are working together to improve parking downtown. Changes took effect on January 1, 2019. Download a copy of

Parking FAQ and Updates  

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PARKING DISTRICTS

The City of Bend is developing the framework for Residential and Business Parking Districts. The intention of the program is to ensure that parking management principles can provide valuable tools to help residents and business owners secure and manage parking in their neighborhoods and around commercial business corridors that are within or abutting residential areas.

We are very interested in your input on parking districts and encourage your attendance at our community meetings.

Please see the dates for upcoming parking related community meetings below.

Background

The City of Bend’s Parking Division was created to manage parking within the city limits of Bend. In 2016 the City of Bend conducted a city-wide parking study to identify goals and strategies to manage parking in the downtown parking district and to manage parking in its growing residential neighborhoods.

The City of Bend City Council has set the goal to develop a community-wide parking program which includes the development of residential and business parking districts.

Purpose of Parking Districts

  • Ensure priority access to residents and their guests.
  • Reduce conflicts and increase safety.
  • Promote the use of alternative modes of transportation.
    • i.e. transit, carpooling, and other

Unique set of parking needs include:

  • The cause and extent of parking conflicts.
    • i.e. Special Events, Visitors, Successful Business Corridors
  • Proximity of neighborhood to parking generator(s).
  • Mix of residential/nonresidential use.
  • Availability of on-street and off-street parking.
  • Parking problems in surrounding areas.
    • i.e. highly visited parks can cause parking and traffic congestion in abutting neighborhoods

The different kind of Parking Districts explained

Residential Parking District

A Residential Parking District is a parking management tool used to mitigate adverse and chronic levels of commuter or non-resident parking along streets with adjacent residential properties. All vehicles parked in a designated Residential Parking District’s Zone must adhere to the posted regulations or risk being issued a parking citation.

Business Parking District

Business Parking Districts (BPD) are areas within city limits whose base zoning is commercial and/or whose base zoning prioritizes commercial land uses at the street level (e.g., mixed use), and that are bordering Residential Parking Districts. A Business Parking District will implement active parking management strategies, such as time limits, business only parking zones, or paid parking.

Parking Benefit District

A Parking Benefit District resembles a conventional Parking Permit District except for three key features. First, drivers pay a fee for the permits. Second, the number of permits is limited to the number of curb spaces. Third, the permit revenue pays for neighborhood public services.

Current Timeline towards a parking district pilot program:

Timeline towards parking district pilot program. Development phase December 2019 thru January 2020, Create Program Description, Create Draft Policy Framework. Footer Broken Top Three Sisters