February 15, 2024

River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan Heading to City Council and Board of Commissioners

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The River Road-Santa Clara neighborhood planning process has been a collaborative effort among community members, River Road Community Organization (RRCO), Santa Clara Community Organization (SCCO), City of Eugene, Lane County, and other stakeholders throughout both neighborhoods.

After five phases and countless volunteer and staff hours, an adoption package was recommended by the Community Advisory Committee, as well as both Eugene and Lane County Planning Commissions. The adoption package will now be considered by the Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners as the final decision-makers. Eugene and Lane County are considering amendments to the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan (Metro Plan) to adopt the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan. Eugene is also considering neighborhood-specific land use code amendments within the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhood boundaries (these changes would only apply to properties within city limits). 

Upcoming Work Sessions and Joint Public Hearing

The Eugene City Council has a work session scheduled on Wednesday, February 21 at 12:00pm and the Lane County Board of Commissioners has their first reading and work session scheduled on Tuesday, February 27 during their 1:30pm afternoon work session.

The City Council and Board of Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing on the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan Adoption Package scheduled for March 12, 2024 at 6:00pm. The public hearing will be entirely virtual.

Providing Testimony

City and County officials are formally accepting comments on these proposals. All testimony received since September 12, 2023 will be shared with the City Council and Lane County Board for their consideration before any final action is taken. To submit testimony:

  • Email Testimony: Send e-mail testimony to [email protected].
  • Written Testimony: Send a written statement to the City Council and/or Board of Commissioners, c/o Elena Domingo, City of Eugene Planning Division, 99 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401.
  • Spoken Testimony: Attend the virtual public hearing on March 12, 2024 at 6:00pm. (See eugene-or.gov/3360/Webcasts-and-Meeting-Materials for information on how to sign up to speak)

Sign-up for the Interested Parties List

If you are interested in receiving mailed notice for upcoming public hearings and the notice of decision, you can sign-up for the official interested parties list for the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan adoption process. First and last names, along with mailing addresses, may be made available to the public under Oregon Public Records Law.

For More Information

Visit the project website to view neighborhood planning documents, outreach materials, and other project resources.



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