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Thursday, November 08, 2012

A city of Portland study shows a boom in no-parking apartment construction, with little neighborhood parking impact.

In a surge of new projects driven by a low rental vacancy rate, rising rents and a struggling market for single-family homes, developers have built or proposed nearly two dozen apartment projects with no off-street car parking.

Neighbors reacted swiftly, complaining to the city and organizing opposition to some projects. Grievances have included the height and character of the buildings, but parking emerged as a primary and shared complaint.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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