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City Seeking Feedback on Draft Downtown Parking Plan

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City Seeking Feedback on Draft Downtown Parking Plan

Roseburg OR – The City of Roseburg is seeking feedback from the public on a new Parking Plan for the Downtown and Laurelwood Districts. To view the draft plan, please go to the Community Development Department’s Special Projects page here.

The Plan, which will serve as a strategic roadmap for the creation of a new parking management system, was carefully crafted by the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), City staff, and the contracted parking consultants. The SAC has met monthly since September 2020, to provide feedback to City staff and the consultants, which has helped develop a plan that will be fair and equitable.

Stuart Cowie, Community Development Director, comments on the plan details. “When you read the plan, you’ll notice that it is sectioned out into timelines with a list of action items,” says Cowie. “We want the public to view this document as a “menu” of options. Due to a lack of funding and resources, we will not be able to implement all of these items…at least not right away. However, the first year of implementing this plan will be crucial to the success of the new parking system. This is where we need feedback to help us decide which parts of the plan are most important to the public.”

The City recently completed a Downtown Parking survey, which was sent out to the community in November 2020. Over 300 completed surveys were recorded, and feedback from the respondents was integrated into the draft Parking Plan. Additionally, the City held a virtual Open House on November 18, 2020, where residents had the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from the parking consultants.

The public will have another opportunity to give feedback on the plan at an upcoming Open House on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 6 pm. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s Facebook page, which can be accessed by going to www.Facebook.com/CityofRoseburg. Residents can submit questions during the live meeting through the comments section on Facebook.

To learn more about the Downtown Parking SAC, please go to the Special Projects page here. There, residents can download meeting agendas, presentations, and current documents including the draft plan. For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at cdd@cityofroseburg.org or 541-492-6750.

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