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.
Action 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.