Or. Admin. R. 660-012-0405 - Parking Regulation Improvements

(1) Cities and counties shall adopt land use regulations as provided in this section:
(a) Designated employee parking areas in new developments shall provide preferential parking for carpools and vanpools;
(b) Property owners shall be allowed to redevelop any portion of existing off-street parking areas for bicycle-oriented and transit-oriented facilities, including bicycle parking, bus stops and pullouts, bus shelters, park and ride stations, and similar facilities; and
(c) In applying subsections (a) and (b), land use regulations must allow property owners to go below existing mandated minimum parking supply, access for emergency vehicles must be retained, and adequate parking for truck loading should be considered.
(2) Cities and counties shall adopt policies and land use regulations that allow and encourage the conversion of existing underused parking areas to other uses.
(3) Cities and counties shall adopt policies and land use regulations that allow and facilitate shared parking.
(4) Cities and counties shall adopt land use regulations for any new development that includes more than one-quarter acre of surface parking on a lot or parcel as provided below:
(a) Developments must provide one of the following:
(A) Installation of solar panels with a generation capacity of at least 0.5 kilowatt per parking space on the property. Panels may be located anywhere on the property. In lieu of installing solar panels on site, cities may allow developers to pay $1,500 per parking space in the development into a city or county fund dedicated to equitable solar or wind energy development or a fund at the Oregon Department of Energy designated for such purpose;
(B) Actions to comply with OAR 330-135-0010; or
(C) Tree canopy covering at least 50 percent of the parking lot at maturity but no more than 15 years after planting.
(b) Developments must provide street trees along driveways but are not required to provide them along drive aisles; and
(c) Developments must provide street-like design and features along driveways including curbs, pedestrian facilities, and buildings built up to pedestrian facilities.
(d) Development of a tree canopy plan under this section shall be done in coordination with the local electric utility, including pre-design, design, building and maintenance phases.
(e) In providing trees under subsections (a), (b) and (c), the following standards shall be met. The tree spacing and species planted must be designed to maintain a continuous canopy. Local codes must provide clear and objective standards to achieve such a canopy. Trees must be planted and maintained to maximize their root health and chances for survival, including having ample high-quality soil, space for root growth, and reliable irrigation according to the needs of the species. Trees should be planted in continuous trenches where possible. The city or county shall have minimum standards for planting and tree care no lower than 2021 American National Standards Institute A300 standards, and a process to ensure ongoing compliance with tree planting and maintenance provisions.
(5) Cities and counties shall establish off-street parking maximums in appropriate locations, such as downtowns, designated regional or community centers, and transit-oriented developments.


Or. Admin. R. 660-012-0405
LCDD 2-2022, temporary adopt filed 06/01/2022, effective 6/1/2022 through 11/27/2022; LCDD 3-2022, adopt filed 08/17/2022, effective 8/17/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 197.040

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 197.012 & ORS 197.712

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