During the 2017 legislative session state lawmakers adopted Senate Bill 1051. The bill requires
Cities to allow for accessory dwelling units (secondary dwellings in Eugene) in single family neighborhoods subject to 'reasonable local regulations related to siting and design.'
Eugene City Council approved a phased approach to address this new state law. The first phase will see an
expansion of the areas in which secondary dwellings are allowed
. The existing standards for height, setbacks, building size, etc., are proposed to remain in place at this time. These standards will be evaluated as part of a second phase.
Following adoption of the phase 1 changes, an inclusive community process will support the review and potential update of our existing standards for secondary dwellings. Neighborhood livability and housing affordability will be important considerations in evaluating our existing standards.
Planning Commission Public Hearing
on the proposed Phase 1 changes is scheduled for
March 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Harris Hall
(125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene). Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide verbal or written testimony.