Some areas that are currently planned for other uses, such as lower density housing or government and education, may be better suited for multi-family housing. These areas would help accommodate our multi-family housing needs inside the current UGB if they are-designated to Medium or High Density Residential or Commercial.
The March 2012 Envision Eugene Recommendation identified one site for re-designation to a multi-family land use designation: the city-owned former Naval Reserve site on 13th Avenue, east of Chambers Street.
At their May 28, 2014 work session, the City Council acted to hold a work session on re-designation/rezone of the 13th/Naval Reserve site at a later date.
Additional opportunities to change land use designations to accommodate more multi-family housing may be identified through the Opportunity Siting program, through studying industrial areas like West 11th Avenue for additional land use flexibility, or through future Area Planning efforts.
For the most recent project information, see the Residential Re-designations webpage