Envision Eugene is our collective vision for how we will grow
while preserving what we love about our community.

Envision Eugene Newsletter
What's New with Envision Eugene?
August 4, 2017
This week's newsletter includes a reminder about the upcoming Board of County Commissioners' deliberations and possible decision on urban growth boundary (UGB) adoption. It also includes news about a recently released resource from the Planning Division's Urban Design Studio and information about upcoming events where you can chat with planners about these and other projects. As always, you can find the latest information about Envision Eugene on our website.
County Deliberations on UGB
The final local step in adopting our UGB is the Lane County Board of Commissioners deliberations and potential decision on August 8th. Members of the public are welcome to attend or watch online.
Lane County Board of Commissioners
August 8th, 10 am
Harris Hall, 125 E 8th Ave, Eugene

Watch the Board of Commissioners deliberations and access their meeting materials  online .
Implementing Our Community Vision
With the UGB adoption process moving forward, the Planning Team is starting to turn our focus to how we implement the community vision within our new UGB. Urban design (the look and feel of our streets and buildings) plays an important role in quality of life in Eugene.
The recently published Community Design Handbook is an example of how we are trying to support implementation of our community vision. The goals of the handbook are to:

  1. Inspire: The handbook clearly sets forth the community‚Äôs expectations for quality and best practices of future development in Eugene.  

  2. Educate and Communicate: The visual, easy-to-use format provides a reference for conversations about design between neighbors, developers, policy makers, business owners, staff, and others.

  3. Invest: Some elements of the handbook may be appropriate to reference or adapt as criteria for making public investments in projects or partnerships.


The handbook was developed through collaboration among local architects, developers, urban designers and the City of Eugene's own Urban Design Studio
Summer Events
City of Eugene Planners will be at community events a ll summer long. Come chat with your city planners at the following events:

First Friday Art Walk
August 4 at 5:30 pm
Downtown Eugene
(Near Broadway and Charnelton)

Party in the Park - Bethel
August 8th @ 5:30 pm
Bethel Community Park
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