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 30th, 2019
This month's Envision Eugene Newsletter provides updates on the Making It Happen! Planning Division Project Fair, Urban Reserves planning, the Land Use Code Audit and the River Road Corridor Study. We hope you'll find this information useful and reach out if you have questions. As always, you can find more information on all of our work by visiting our website.
Making It Happen! Planning Division Project Fair
Thank you to everyone who attended the project fair on June 5 th ! Over 100 community members attended and learned about ongoing Envision Eugene implementation projects at Making It Happen!—an open house-style project fair.

Staff was present to share information, answer questions and provide ways for the community to get involved in over 15 projects. The project fair was a way to learn about how the City is implementing Envision Eugene, our community’s collective vision for how we will grow while preserving what we love about Eugene. The goal of this event was to streamline information sharing, encourage the community’s involvement in various projects, and show how the projects are interconnected.

Thank you to everyone who either attended or helped coordinate this event! Staff from Planning, Community Development, Transportation, LTD and the City Manager’s Office all played a role in making this event a success.

To learn more, visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/3920/Active-Projects or contact Audrey Stuart at AStuart@eugene-or.gov or 541-682-5461.
Urban Reserves Updates: Story Map and Public Meetings
What will influence whether land is included in Urban Reserves? How is land in the study area being analyzed? If these are questions that interest you, check out the new Urban Reserves Story Map! It uses maps, text and graphics to illustrate the stages of the Urban Reserves technical analysis and show where we are in the planning process.

It has already been a busy summer for Urban Reserves! On June 5 th, well over 100 people attended “Making It Happen,” the Planning Division project fair. Urban Reserves staff provided project updates, answered questions and collected input on the study area. We heard from community members about a range of issues from wildlife habitat to infrastructure costs to wildfire risks. If you were not able to attend, the materials we shared are all available on the project web page.

We have also been updating elected officials. On June 11 th, staff presented an Urban Reserves update to the Lane County Board of Commissioners, and on June 24 th staff presented to Eugene City Council. Webcasts of these meetings are all available in the ‘ Past Public Meetings’ section on our web page.

To learn more about Urban Reserves, visit www.eugene-or.gov/UrbanReserves or contact project manager Rebecca Gershow at RGershow@eugene-or.gov.
Land Use Code Audit Completed
Thank you to all who participated in the community input survey of the draft land use code audit. The consultants, Angelo Planning Group, have completed their work, and the final audit is available for review on the project website along with the responses to the draft audit survey, https://www.eugene-or.gov/4198/Land-Use-Code-Audit.

The final audit will be presented to the Planning Commission at an upcoming work session. Information on that session will be made available when it is scheduled.

To learn more about the audit, visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/4198/55780/Land-Use-Code-Audit or contact project manager Jennifer Knapp at JKnapp@eugene-or.gov.
River Road Corridor Study Brainstorms Draft Land Use Concepts
The River Road Corridor Study is analyzing land use and economic options along River Road. As part of the ongoing neighborhood planning for River Road and Santa Clara, a grant from the Federal Transit Administration allows us to study land use, economic development and transportation issues along the corridor from Northwest Expressway to Hunsaker Lane.

In early June, we held the second workshop for the River Road Corridor Study, including an open house on June 3 rd where neighbors, staff and architects brainstormed draft land use concepts, zoning options and design standards. The group discussed everything from the types of development that may be appropriate for the corridor to ways to create neighborhood centers. In collaboration with the Neighborhood Plan, the project will conduct an online survey and direct outreach this summer. The Get Involved page on the neighborhood plan website will list engagement opportunities as they are announced.

To learn more about the River Road Corridor Study, visit www.eugene-or.gov/CorridorStudy or contact project manager Terri Harding at THarding@eugene-or.gov.
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