Beaverton Central District Public Parking Garage
A new public parking garage is under construction at The Round in Beaverton Central. The planning, design and construction for this project is in coordination with the adjacent Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.
With completion of the nearly billion-dollar Westside Light Rail extension into Washington County in the early 1990s, planning and construction began around building a transit-oriented development, called The Round, at the Beaverton Central Max station. The original plans for The Round called for the construction of two parking garages to meet anticipated parking demands of the development. The Max station was opened in 1998 and The Round’s first parking garage was completed in 2006.
Since the early 2000s, The Round and Beaverton Central have experienced substantial office, commercial, restaurant, and housing development, including most recently moving City Hall, ScanlanKemperBard’s (SKB) significant investments, construction of South Plaza, and completion of The Rise Central. The district has also been the location of a variety of community events each year.
In 2015, formal planning began for a regional performing arts center, now known as the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts. In conjunction, planning began for the second parking garage in the district to not only support the performing arts center but also the rest of Beaverton Central’s increasing development and parking needs. The first public, garage in the district would help serve the community and is consistent with the original Round plan for parking. Both the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts and District Parking Garage are goals expressed in the Beaverton Community Vision Plan (2010), Civic Plan (2011) and Creekside District Master Plan (2014).
The new District Garage is funded through the Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency (BURA) and construction funding was approved by the BURA Board on October 22, 2019 and the Beaverton City Council on November 5, 2019.
The District Garage was designed by Mackenzie. Once completed, the District Garage will be seven stories with approximately 350 vehicle parking stalls, approximately 7,000 square feet of ground floor commercial spaces, and public art elements at the corner of Rose Biggi and Crescent as well as on the north-facing wall.
Approximately 270 of these parking spaces will be available for public use, and vehicles will access the garage off of Rose Biggi Avenue. There are 82 spaces reserved for Lofts at The Round residents, replacing their spaces previously located on the surface parking lot being redeveloped for the project.
The 270 public spaces will include four public electric vehicle charging stations, eight ADA accessible spaces and six dedicated motorcycle spaces. Also, a portion of the ground level of the garage will includes shared back-of-house spaces and loading areas for the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.
On November 13, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts and District Garage. Construction is led by Skanska USA Building, Inc., which began on November 19, 2019. The garage is currently expected to be completed in spring 2021, and the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts is expected to open in fall 2021. You can read the most recent construction updates from Skanska on the Construction at Beaverton Central page.