November 9, 2018
Neighborhood Priorities
The results of summer outreach are now available! This includes the results of the questionnaire participants did at the large community events in June, as well as targeted outreach events throughout the summer and an online version of the questionnaire. In total over 450 people participated in this phase of the process!

Neighborhood volunteers are busy writing policies under the draft goals of the neighborhood plan with support from staff. These results will help them write policies that are in line with neighborhood priorities.
Next Steps
After lots of hard work and neighborhood input we have reached the exciting part of the process - writing the Neighborhood Plan! We are in the policy development phase and a collaborative team of neighborhood volunteers and city and county staff are writing policies based on what you told us you wanted to see happen in the neighborhoods.

Working group members wrote the first set of draft policies in September and October. These initial policies are now being refined at a series of topic area working meetings that include Community Advisory Committee members, Technical Advisory Committee members, working group members and project staff (see below for the schedule).

We will host a 'Policy Round-Up' in December, where we will bring all of the working group members and Technical advisory Committee members together to review the full set of draft policies, identify gaps, and ensure they are mutually supportive.

Our next large community event will be in January and we aim to have the final set of draft goals and policies ready by then so everyone can provide feedback. Stay tuned for a save the date coming soon!
Upcoming Meetings
Community Advisory Committee: Economic Development
November 13, 6-8 pm
North Eugene High School Library

City Council Work Session: Project Update
November 19, 5:30 pm
Harris Hall, 125 East 8th Avenue

Community Advisory Committee: Transportation
November 20, 6-8 pm
North Eugene High School Library

Community Advisory Committee: Land Use
November 27, 6-8 pm
North Eugene High School Library

Working Group Meeting: Policy Round-Up
Working group, TAC, and CAC members will review the full set of draft policies
December 5, 6-8 pm
North Eugene High School Cafeteria

Community Event
Late January
Location TBD
Questions about ADUs
With recent changes to the regulations concerning accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the County, a number of questions have come up about what's allowed where. Given the connection to the topics addressed in the neighborhood plan, we thought it would be a good idea to help clear up any misunderstandings.

  • Lane County Land Use Code Applies to County Land within the UGB: The City of Eugene administers the land use regulations for properties within the urban growth boundary (UGB), but Lane County adopts the code. Lane County land use regulations, which are more permissive of ADUs, apply to all county properties within the UGB.
  • No Requirement for Annexation: If a property owner wants to develop an ADU, they are not required to annex.

For more information on what standards apply, you can contact the City's Permit Information Center ( 541-682-5086).
The River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations, in collaboration with neighbors, businesses, the City of Eugene and Lane County, are creating a vision that will guide decision-making in River Road and Santa Clara for decades to come.