Envision Eugene is our collective vision for how we will grow while preserving what we love about our community.
The Eugene Planning Commission has made its recommendation on the urban growth boundary (UGB) proposal. The Envision Eugene Team is extremely grateful for all of the volunteer hours they have committed to this process on behalf of our community. This newsletter provides a brief overview of their recommendation and the next steps from here. You can learn more about Envision Eugene and the UGB adoption process by visiting www.envisioneugene.org.
Planning Commission Recommendation
On April 24th, the Eugene Planning Commission met to continue their deliberations on the UGB adoption package. Specifically, they discussed revisions to the proposed Clear Lake Overlay Zone and how it can strike an appropriate balance between local economic opportunities and environmental justice. In order to provide enough time for discussion, an additional meeting was scheduled for April 25th.
At the April 25th meeting, Planning Commissioners completed their deliberations on the Clear Lake Overlay Zone and voted 6-0 to recommend that City Council adopt the jobs, parks and schools ordinance (the policy that would set our UGB for jobs, parks and schools) as revised through their deliberations. Additionally, they voted 5-1 to recommend that the City Council adopt the Residential Ordinance (the policy that would set our UGB for housing) as revised through their deliberations.
Finally, the Planning Commission voted 6-0 for staff to prepare a draft memo to the City Council from the Planning Commission, recommending that the Council specifically consider the points listed in Attachment C of the April 25 meeting materials and a few other points identified during the meeting. Staff will develop the memo for review and approval at an upcoming Planning Commission meeting before it is forwarded to Council.
Next Deliberations: Lane County Planning Commission
May 2nd, 6 pm, Goodpasture Room
Lane County Customer Service Center 3050 N Delta Hwy, Eugene
The Lane County Planning Commission will meet next Tuesday, May 2nd to discuss the UGB adoption package and make their recommendation on adoption to the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Members of the public are welcome to attend. There is no web cast available for County Planning Commission Meetings. Meeting materials will be posted on their website when available (click the “learn more” link below).
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