City Again Plans to Award Parking Contract to Nashville Company


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Portland city officials today announced their intention to award a contract to run six city-owned Smart Park garages to Nashville-based Central Parking System. The result comes after Mayor Sam Adams scrapped the result of an earlier competitive bidding process amid heavy pressure from two locally-owned parking companies, City Center Parking and Star Park. City Center, which is by far Portland's ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

City May Award Parking Contract to Nashville Firm


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One of the biggest questions hanging over downtown Portland is how City Hall would deal with a sticky, big-dollar problem: who would get the contract to manage six city-owned Smart Park garages. In 2003, the city awarded the business to the Schlesinger family's Star Park and a consortium of minority chambers of commerce. In so doing, the city ended the 18-year stranglehold by the Goodman ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Parking Contract Update: City Rejects Goodmans' Protest


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One protest down, one to go. As WW reported earlier, the city's two biggest parking companies are plenty steamed about the City of Portland's April 28 announcement that it planned to award a three-year contract to manage six city-owned SmartPark garages to a Nashville firm. The SmartPark garages, which charge motorists the lowest fees in Portland—$1.50 per hour for the first four hours—are ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Downtown Parking Contract Protest Deadline Looms


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Last week the Portland Bureau of Transportation issued some startling news: that it intended to award the contract to manage nearly 4,000 city-owned parking spots in six city-owned garages to a Nashville firm, Central Parking System. That news came as an unpleasant jolt to the city's dominant parking company, the Goodman family's City Center Parking, which controls a majority of parking garages ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Officials Reject Star Park Protest on Garage Contract


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City of Portland Procurement Officer Christine Moody has rejected a second protest of the city's intention to award a three-year contract to manage its six SmartPark garages to Nashville-based Central Parking System. Earlier, Moody rejected a protest from City Center Parking, Portland's largest parking company and the holder of the city contract from 1985 to 2003. Subsequently, in a May 19 letter ...   More
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Hall: Mayor Cancels Controversial Parking Deal


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Mayor Sam Adams today canceled the city's notice of intention to award a contract to manage six city-owned Smart Park garages to Nashville-based Central Parking System. The news in April that the Nashville firm would get the contract caused tremendous pushback from two powerful local firms. One of those angry firms was Star Park, which currently holds the Smart Park contract and will now continue ...   More
 
Friday, July 2, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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