February 22, 2019
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Corridor Workshop last week!
Dearest friends and neighbors,

Thank you to all the members of our community who came out to the River Road Corridor Study Workshop last week. We received great feedback, and can’t wait to see the report from the project team in March. A hearty welcome to those folks who have recently joined this conversation, and we hope that you’ll consider staying involved as the neighborhood plan progresses. To the neighbors who have been committed to this project, and to our community, for months and decades, thank you for your continued trust in our best intentions as we learn together.

What is the Corridor Study? It is an arm of the neighborhood planning process that dives into development and its potential along River Road, from the new transit station at Hunsaker to the Chambers Bridge. It focuses on options to plan for housing, commercial, gathering spaces, and transportation needs that the neighborhood plan envisions, and that our community has been working on for a long time.

Currently, the corridor is characterized by design from a broad mix of eras and an expectation of private vehicle dominance. The output of the Corridor Study will give the community concrete options for zoning that take our highest aspirations and encourage their becoming reality through the land use code.

If you’re curious about diving into the thick of a participatory, citizen-led planning process, consider joining a working group. We’ll be in touch again soon for next events and with more information.

Cheers!

Louisa and Kate 
Community Advisory Committee Co-chairs
Share Your Thoughts on the Corridor Workshop
The River Road Corridor Study is a chance to study the corridor in greater detail to figure out the tools and strategies needed to bring the neighborhood vision to life along River Road. The first workshop was held on February 11-13th. This was an intense three-day event where our design team worked throughout the day and held a public open house each evening to collect feedback. SERA Architecture led the events, testing design concepts with residents, businesses, the Technical Advisory Committee, and the Community Advisory Committee.

We want to hear your thoughts on how the workshop went! Use the link below for an open-ended survey where you can share any feedback or suggestions you have. We will hold another multi-day workshop in late spring, so constructive feedback on this past workshop will allow us to hold an even better one next time.
Want to Get Involved?
The Corridor Workshop brought some new faces to the neighborhood planning process, and many neighbors asked how to stay involved. One of the best ways to participate in the Neighborhood Plan is to join a working group.

Working groups are ad hoc groups that focus on each of the five topic areas, Land Use, Transportation, Economic Development, Parks and Natural Resources, and Community. Working groups generally meet once a month, though work may be done in smaller informal meetings or via email.

The next charge for working group members will be to work with the Community Advisory Committee to incorporate all the feedback that we have received on the draft goals and policies. Working groups will also play a role as we move into the action planning phase and as we plan our next big community event. Use the survey below to let us know if you would like to join a working group.
Upcoming Meetings
Eugene Planning Commission Project Update
Monday, February 25th , 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
99 W. 10th Ave, 1st Floor Sloat Room

Lane County Planning Commission Project Update
Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00-7:00 pm
Lane County Customer Service Center, 3050 N. Delta Hwy, Goodpasture Room

Community Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 19th, 6:00-8:00 pm
North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane, Library