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|New Paystation Demonstration |
The City of Corvallis is planning to conduct a pay station demonstration utilizing a location currently served by two existing parking pay stations on 1st Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue. We want your input on the machine, which will have expanded capabilities due to new technology.
The City of Corvallis installed the first pay station in 2002 as part of the Riverfront Commemorative Park project. The City currently owns and operates six pay stations that control paid parking for 97 on-street parking spaces. These pay stations are coming to the end of their useful lives. Replacing the existing pay stations with new technology will provide a higher level of customer service. Additionally, the project will provide better integration with other current and future parking management technologies and systems, such as the Corvallis Parking Enforcement E-ticketing program.
A six-month on-street trial will take place from late December 2014 through June 2015. The existing pay stations will be removed and signage will be in place directing customers to the demonstration pay station that will control paid parking for the on-street parking on both the east and west sides of 1st Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue. The demonstration pay station will be programmed for pay-by-space and the customer will receive a receipt of purchase. During this time, the City invites the public to provide feedback regarding the aesthetics, ease of use, and overall impression of each of the pay station under consideration. Please take a survey and share your feedback at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LZDKH8Z.
Coincident with the pay station demonstration project, the City is also implementing new parking controls for the metered parking along Jackson Avenue and 1st Street. In conjunction with the opening of the Jax Building, four 10-hour meters on the south side of Jackson Avenue immediately west of 1st Street and fourteen 10-hour meters on the west side of 1st Street between Monroe and Jackson Avenues 10-hour parking spaces are being converted to 2-hour parking. These changes were requested by the property owner and discussed at the Downtown Parking Committee two years ago. A traffic order approving the changes was signed by the City Manager in October of 2012 and included in the October 15, 2012 City Council packet. Although the changes are being implemented with the pay station demonstration, they are intended to be permanent changes to meet the changing needs of the uses in the area.
Thank you for your interest and participation!
Free Customer Parking
There are three customer parking areas in the downtown designed for shoppers or patrons of the nearby businesses located at 2nd Street, between Monroe and Madison Avenues; 2nd Street, between Madison and Jefferson Avenues; and 3rd Street, between Jefferson and Adams Avenues. In addition, there are two unrestricted parking lots available at 1st Street, north of Van Buren Avenue; and at B Avenue and 2nd Street. Click on Downtown Parking for more downtown parking information or Downtown Parking Map (pdf) to view locations.
Employees and downtown residents are prohibited from using these free spaces between 9:00AM and 5:00PM except Sundays or holidays. For more details, refer to Municipal Code 6.11.300. For more employee parking options, click on Downtown Parking, Alternative Modes Parking, Parking Lots-Permit & Free , or Parking Meter Rates.
Permit Parking Lot
The City maintains two permit parking lots in the downtown area: the Yellow Lot, west of 5th Street, between City Hall and the Downtown Transit Center, and the Purple Lot, select stalls within the free customer lot at 2nd Street and B Avenue. These lots are for employees of downtown businesses/organizations and residents. To park in the lot requires a permit purchased at Corvallis Public Works or City Hall. Permits are valid for three months to a year and can only be used in the lot for which they are issued. Click on Parking Lots-Permit & Free or Obtaining A Parking Permit for more information.
Residential Parking Districts
There are three residential parking districts in Corvallis. There are signs in each block indicating district "A", "B", or "C". Click on Residential Parking Permits for complete information. The district establishes a zone where nonresidents are restricted in the amount of time they can park on the street. The time limit for parking in these districts without a permit is a maximum of two hours, one time per day. You may not leave and return later to the same district to continue your time. Once you leave the parking district, you must park your vehicle outside the district if you wish to return to the area. Municipal Code 6.15: Residential Parking Permit Districts.
City-Wide Parking Enforcement
The Corvallis Police Department Parking Enforcement's charge is to educate the community and enforce the rules for parking in the areas surrounding the Oregon State University Campus, downtown and other areas throughout Corvallis and to make parking in Corvallis a more positive experience for everyone. Click on Parking Enforcement for more information.
Abandoned and Junk Vehicle Abatement
It is unlawful to park any vehicle on a City street, for a period in excess of 48 hours or upon any street in the Downtown Free Customer parking area in excess of 24 hours. For more details, refer to Municipal Code 6.10.040.040 or contact Parking Enforcement at 541-766-6924.
The Corvallis Municipal Court handles all parking tickets issued by the Corvallis Police Department.
Parking Meter Parking Meter Maintenance and Repair
The City maintains over 600 parking meters. Parking meters are located in the downtown area, in the Library and Fire Station parking lots, and near the OSU campus. While preventive maintenance keeps most of the parking meters operating in top condition, inevitably mechanical failures will occur. The City encourages the timely report of parking meter malfunctions. Click on Contact Us to report meters in need of repair.
Other Parking Issues
For questions regarding Right-Of-Way Permits, including street closures, moving vans, dumpsters, or storage units not associated with building permits, but using public right-of-way access or parking spaces, contact Public Works at 541- 766-6916.