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?
June 24, 2018
This month's Envision Eugene Newsletter highlights the work we are doing to accommodate jobs, a community park, and a school in the Clear Lake area. This newsletter also includes information about applying to be on the Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee, which will support the growth monitoring program and urban reserves planning. It also provides information about summer outreach events, an update on the Neighborhood Planning Guidelines and links to the Planning Commission and City Council agendas and webcasts. We hope you find this newsletter informative! Let us know if we can answer any questions or provide further assistance.
Clear Lake Development Strategy
The Clear Lake area was recently added to Eugene’s  urban growth boundary (UGB) to provide land for jobs , a park, and a school in a way that is respectful of our social and environmental values.  

The community envisions the Clear Lake area primarily as a green employment center, offering large sites for low-impact manufacturing, offices, commercial services, and health & technology businesses. We also anticipate a new school for the Bethel School District and enhancements to Golden Gardens Park (pictured above), a large community park adjacent to the existing Bethel neighborhood.

Expansion of city infrastructure will provide roads, water, and sewer services to these development sites as they annex into the city. The project’s goals are to:

  1. Set a path to accommodate up to 3,000 jobs.
  2. Establish vibrant and accessible destinations in Clear Lake that provide amenities that invite the community to eat, gather, work, and play.
  3. Enhance natural systems and ecologies to thrive harmoniously with surrounding developments.
  4. Mitigate pollution of nearby heavy industrial sites by providing focused efforts on environmental enhancements, ecological restoration, and integration of built and natural systems.
  5. Encourage and support the formation and expansion of ecologically and environmentally sustainable industrial enterprises.

Visit the project website or contact Chad Cramer to learn more or be added to the interested parties list.
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Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee
Urban reserves planning and growth monitoring are underway!

One of the first steps is the creation of the Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC). This group will provide guidance to staff on two Envision Eugene implementation projects - urban reserves planning and the growth monitoring program . EETAC members will represent a range of community voices, with interests in areas such as community planning, land use, housing, economic development, sustainability, active transportation, and parks and natural resources.

The deadline to apply for the EETAC is July 15 th . More information and the online application are available here .
See you this Summer!
All summer long City of Eugene Planners will be at community events across the city. We are looking forward to connecting with you in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Come play our 'twenty minute neighborhood' game, talk to us about Envision Eugene and about the project we are working on to help implement our community vision.

Our first events are:

Party in The Park
Maurie Jacobs Park
July 17, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Friendly Area Neighbors Summer Picnic
Washington Park
July 22, 5 - 8 PM

Sunday Streets
Downtown Eugene
July 29, 12 - 4 PM
River Road - Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan
In early June, nearly 300 residents attended two community events held at North Eugene High School. In small groups, neighbors discussed how streets should be improved, where to accommodate new homes and how the park system should be developed, among other topics. The input they provided will help neighborhood volunteers and staff draft goals and policies, and prioritize actions as we move into the next phase of the planning process.

A questionnaire is available online that mirrors the small group activity done at these workshops. People who live and work in the neighborhood are encouraged to fill out the questionnaire and share it with other people who might be interested. The questionnaire will remain open until mid August.
Neighborhood Planning Guidelines
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Draft Neighborhood Planning Guidelines! All of the feedback we received will be available on the project website in the next few days.

Staff will provide an update on the Guidelines and the feedback we received to the Eugene Planning Commission at their July 10th meeting. The meeting starts at 5:30 PM in the Sloat Room at the Atrium Building (99 W 10th).
Upcoming Planning Meetings
City Council and Planning Commission agendas and webcasts can be found at the following links:
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