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?
August 31, 2016
Over the last several weeks we have been highlighting aspects of Eugene's housing need and the urban growth boundary adoption process. This week we take a look at two important pillars of Envision Eugene: Climate and Energy Resiliency, and Natural Resources. We consider how current and future steps in the Envision Eugene process will help us achieve our community vision of growing responsibly and reducing our impact on the natural environment. As always you can visit our website for the latest information, or visit us at one of the upcoming events.
Planning for Climate Change and
Energy Resiliency
During the community visioning phase of Envision Eugene (2010-2012), one of the community values that emerged was to plan for climate change and energy resiliency. This became one of seven pillars that guide the work of Envision Eugene. Learn more about this background here.

In order to combat the negative impacts of climate change and to make us more resilient, the City of Eugene has set ambitious goals for reducing fossil fuel consumption and the resulting carbon emissions. One of the main ways that Envision Eugene sets out to achieve these goals is by encouraging compact development, 20 minute neighborhoods and alternative modes of transportation.

Learn more by clicking on the infographic and by visiting  www.envisioneugene.org
Protecting, Restoring and Enhancing
Natural Resources

In addition to the climate and energy pillar, the Envision Eugene community visioning process resulted in the natural resource pillar. This community value calls on us to protect, restore and enhance natural resources.

Eugeneans are lucky to enjoy a city with thousands of acres of parks and natural areas. Yet, some parts of our city have less access to parks than others and on the whole, we need 355 acres of new community parks to serve our growing population.

That is why the proposed urban growth boundary includes two expansions, one in Santa Clara and one in Clear Lake, both of which contain space for parks. In addition, the Clear Lake expansion includes a strong focus on environmental justice and the need to protect, restore and enhance natural resources in that area. 

Learn more by clicking on the infographic and by visiting www.envisioneugene.org

Community Outreach
Reminder: Take Our Questionnaires
So far this summer we have released two questionnaires: Back in July we released one questionnaire on options for accommodating 600 medium density homes. Just last week we released a second, requesting your input on the draft comprehensive plan. If you haven't filled out a questionnaire yet, please do!

Community Events
All summer long the Envision Eugene Team has been attending community events across Eugene. We've been at Party in the Parks, Sunday Streets, neighborhood picnics, and a First Friday Art Walk. We have been talking to residents about their neighborhoods, what they love, what's missing and how Envision Eugene seeks to improve quality of life for all residents of Eugene.

We only have three summer outreach events left before the end of September. Come drop by the Envision Eugene tent, say "hello," and learn more about the next steps in adopting our urban growth boundary and comprehensive plan.

Upcoming Community Events:
September 2, 5:30-8 pm, First Friday Art Walk (Broadway PlazaKesey Square)
September 10, 11 am - 3 pm, South East Neighbors Picnic (Tugman Park)
September 25, noon – 4 pm, Sunday Streets (South University Neighborhood)

Drop in Sessions and Open House
In addition to our summer outreach, we will be hosting sessions in September where folks can take a closer look at topics related to adopting our UGB, including the multi-family housing options, the areas proposed for expanding the UGB, and new comprehensive plan policies to guide growth in Eugene. Come see us at one of the following events.

Envision Eugene Drop-in Session
Tuesday, September 13, 4-6 pm
Atrium Building Lobby
99 W. 10th Avenue, Downtown

Bethel/Clear Lake Open House
Thursday, September 15, 4:30-6:30 pm
Clear Lake Elementary Cafeteria
4646 Barger Drive

Envision Eugene Drop-in Session
Wednesday, September 21, 4-6 pm
Atrium Building Lobby
99 W. 10th Avenue, Downtown

All of the materials that will be presented at the open house and drop in sessions are available on our website. Visit www.envisioneugene.org!

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City of Eugene Planning & Development Department
99 W. 10th Avenue | Eugene | OR | 97401