SE Park Avenue Park & Ride rendering

SE Park Avenue Park & Ride Garage Expansion

In spring 2024, we’ll begin adding floors to the SE Park Avenue Park & Ride, making it easier and more convenient for riders to access transit. It’s work that had been deferred during the MAX Orange Line project.

The Park Avenue Park & Ride garage provides easy access to the MAX Orange Line and bus lines 33-McLoughlin/King Rd and 99-Macadam/McLoughlin.

In June 2021, TriMet secured federal funding to help build two additional floors with approximately 334 new parking spots, making transit more accessible for more people.

Construction will begin in spring 2024 with new floors opening in spring 2025.

Background

The early design plans for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project, which built the MAX Orange Line, included five floors of parking at this Park & Ride garage at the SE Park Ave Station. However, two of those floors were deferred due to funding constraints. This project is a unique opportunity to complete the original plans for the garage.

Shortly after the MAX Orange Line opened in September 2015, the new three-floor Park & Ride garage at the SE Park Ave Station was unable to meet parking demand.

To help serve more riders, TriMet leased parking at the adjacent Milwaukie Elks Club for a few years. The PMLR Project — MAX Orange Line was successfully completed under budget in 2015. TriMet requested authorization to use some of the PMLR savings to build the two deferred floors. Federal funding was secured in 2021 for this expansion.

Design

Conceptual renderings subject to change.

SE Park Avenue Park & Ride Garage rendering from the north North rendering

SE Park Avenue Park & Ride Garage rendering from the west West rendering

SE Park Avenue Park & Ride Garage rendering from McLoughlin Blvd McLoughlin Blvd rendering

Funding

The MAX Orange Line was completed on time and under budget. Because of these savings, TriMet secured federal funding to help build the remaining two floors of the Park Avenue garage.

Construction Schedule

The project is under construction from spring 2024–spring 2025.

Pre-construction activities are expected to begin in spring 2024.

The garage will remain open for most of the project. The garage entrance from the driveway at SE Park Avenue will remain open during construction, though there will some occasional closures. The garage entrance at SE McLoughlin Boulevard will be closed for the duration of the project. The SE Park Avenue Park & Ride will have limited parking available through late June while crews pour concrete for the expansion of the facility. Additional closures may be necessary during other phases of construction. The closest Park & Ride is at the SE Tacoma/Johnson Creek MAX Station.

 

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