Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, under contract with the Port of Hood River, conducted a preliminary freight parking analysis for the Hood River waterfront. The report was presented at the January Port of Hood River Commission meeting. Access the report summary here.
The Port of Hood River requested the study to inform future decisions related to use of its properties. The parking study indicated that dedicated parking for commercial trucks and trailers is important for companies bringing goods to the region and is increasingly hard to find. In addition, if parking were limited or no longer available, delivery costs to businesses would likely increase, meaning a decrease to local business profit margins or increases in the costs of goods sold by those businesses.