Land Supply and Capacity

About the Land Supply & Capacity

As part of Envision Eugene and state regulations for urban growth boundary planning, the City is identifying several ways to accommodate the projected population growth over the next 20 years. They include:

  1. using existing buildable land capacity (e.g. vacant and partially vacant land) already inside the urban growth boundary (UGB),
  2. creating new capacity inside the existing UGB by implementing new strategies and actions to accommodate more homes and jobs (e.g. efficiency strategies, land use re-designations), and
  3. creating new capacity by expanding the UGB for any remaining amount of land still needed.

In 2012, the March 2012 Envision Eugene Draft Recommendation presented the draft land need for housing, jobs, parks and schools to accommodate this growth over the next 20 years. This included initial estimates on how much of the land needed for housing, jobs, parks and schools would be accommodated through each of the three ways above, based on the land supply and development trends from 2001-2008.

2012 Update

Buildable Lands Inventory / Land Supply
Since the March 2012 Recommendations, additional work has been underway to update the existing buildable land supply and capacity estimates (to be current through 2012 data) and to refine the strategies for creating new capacity. For more information, see the Land Supply and Capacity - 2012 Update Summary (Dec. 2, 2014). Results from this work are draft maps depicting the land supply, including (click on maps for larger images):

The 2012 Vacant Land Supply maps only depict the first way to accommodate growth, the existing supply of buildable land as of 2012:
The 2012-2032 Residential and Employment Land Supply maps depict the full land supply for 2012-2032 meaning that they map all three ways (where possible) to accommodate growth; existing land supply, land supply changes due to efficiency strategies, and land supply added through a potential expansion.
Land Supply Capacity Illustrations
We are also developing maps that illustrate how much capacity the land in each of these three categories is assumed to provide, mostly as related to housing capacity. ***Note: the information and maps below have not been updated to reflect the revised housing capacity methods discussed in the 2015 Revised Housing Recommendation

Land Supply & Capacity components:
    Part I: Existing Buildable Land Capacity
    Part II: New Capacity Inside the UGB
    (to be completed in the future)
    Part III: New Capacity Through UGB Expansion
    (to be completed in the future)