Community Design Handbook Open House Tonight!

By Zach Galloway

The Community Design Handbook is a set of design principles and guidelines that present best practices for development in Eugene. Where Comprehensive Plans are typically policy based and text heavy with few images, the Community Design Handbook is written in layman’s terms (they’ve tried to strip out as many design terms and jargon as possible!) and is full of photographs and graphics that explain the guidelines.

The handbook is not regulatory like the land use code, and is intended to inspire and inform. The document will clearly explain to developers what our community expectations are for new construction in Eugene.

The open house this evening is an opportunity to review the document and share ideas for improving its current format, particular guidelines, or any other item.

  • When: Tuesday, September 29th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Eugene Downtown Public Library, Bascom-Tykeson Room

Can’t make it? Please visit the project webpage to review the document and share your comments online at

For more information contact Zach Galloway at 541.682.5485.

Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5

Past iterations of the Community Design Handbook had been reviewed, critiqued, and edited by numerous community stakeholders. You can see a summary of past community input here. The CDH is better because of those past efforts; thank you.