The City of Eugene and Lane County have been working jointly on urban reserve planning since January 2018. After thorough analysis, coordination, documentation and legal review, an adoption package has been assembled and is ready for the public hearing process. The Urban Reserves adoption package is heading to a joint City of Eugene and Lane County Planning Commission public hearing on October 18 at 6:00 pm.
In the Fall of 2020, the Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners both passed motions to begin the adoption process to consider the establishment of urban reserves as described in the 27-year option, which falls three years short of the maximum allowed planning period of 30 years. The proposed urban reserves include enough land to meet the projected needs of growth beyond 2032, to 2059, while preserving the highest value farmland and additional properties with higher value soils.
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Prior to the joint public hearing on October 18, the project is scheduled for a work session with the Lane County Planning Commission on October 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm and with the Eugene Planning Commission on October 11, 2022. Full meeting details and materials will be posted on the urban reserves project web page a week prior to each meeting.
Come chat and get your questions answered with the Urban Reserves project staff by signing up for virtual office hours every Thursday in October from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm on Zoom or in-person at the Atrium. (October 6, 13, 20, & 27). Click here to sign-up for office hours.
We Want to Hear from You!
Public Hearings are an opportunity to share your voice and provide input. Instructions and more information for how to provide live testimony at the at the virtual Joint Planning Commission Hearing on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 pm, will be posted on the project web page ahead of the public hearing.
Spoken testimony is often limited to 3 minutes. If you are unable or prefer not to provide spoken testimony, you can email your comments to UrbanReserves@eugene-or.gov any time before the public hearing. Those emails will be shared with the City of Eugene and Lane County Planning Commissioners as part of their meeting packet.
As always, stay tuned to this newsletter for monthly project updates, and feel free to contact project staff Zoli Gaudin-Dalton or Rebecca Gershow with additional questions.