Growth Monitoring Program     

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What is Growth Monitoring?

The City of Eugene is developing a system to efficiently collect growth-related information like population and jobs growth the number of houses being built, and the status of our undeveloped land supply. Knowing how fast Eugene is growing and the rate of development will help us determine if we need to implement ways to grow more compact (e.g. development incentives or increase density) or grow our land supply by expanding our urban growth boundary. The goal is to have growth-related data that is complete and relevant to the community’s future needs such as those identified in the 2012 Envision Eugene Recommendation. Regularly assessing the effectiveness of our growth management strategies and identifying future growth trends will allow us to adjust our strategies and the monitoring program in response to changing needs. Policies establishing the growth monitoring program were adopted in the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan (see the Administration and Implementation chapter) in 2017.

What’s Happening Now vs. Later



City staff are currently working to collect and verify development data since 2012, the beginning of our monitoring period. This includes developing and test the software to compute, display, and analyze the data. The main focus at this time continues to be developing the system that will collect the data and produce charts and graphics for reporting. In addition, staff and the EETAC have begun reviewing the methodology for updating our city-wide inventory of buildable lands.

The Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC) meets regularly to review monitoring data, go to the EETAC webpage for meeting information.  They have already reviewed initial charts for U.S. Census data, population and employment growth, and a draft annual monitoring report template. 

Click on the topic areas below to view the draft charts, which will be updated before the first monitoring report is issued. Given the infancy of the program, data is draft and subject to change.

  1. Read the report
  2. Who lives here?
  3. How affordable is our community?
  4. How fast are we growing?
  5. How fast are our jobs growing?
  6. What types of housing development have we seen?
  7. What types of employment Development Have we seen?
  8. How much land has been developed?

Draft Report

The EETAC has started reviewing the draft Comprehensive Growth Monitoring Report (Fall 2021). The report document includes executive summaries and snapshots of the data gathered, while the appendices document goes into deeper detail and includes data sources. This report is draft, all content and data is subject to change.

Draft Comprehensive Growth Monitoring Report  (PDF)

Draft Comprehensive Growth Monitoring Report Appendices (PDF)

The draft report includes the latest data. Staff are working to update the PDFs in the tabs above with more recent data. 


The results of the monitoring system will be presented to Planning Commission and City Council to be approved for future use. Additional work includes producing the first annual monitoring report, developing an on-line dashboard for reviewing monitoring information, and identifying metrics for "qualitative" data that is more subjective in nature and related to the experience of our residents as the community develops. Beginning after the first monitoring report, the program will begin annual reporting of key data.

  1. Who is Involved
  2. Foundational Documents
  3. Related Projects


City Staff are working with city partners and the Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC). These groups are comprised of technical experts, community members, and representatives from City Boards and Commissions. The EETAC was appointed by the City Manager and began meeting in October 2018. The group represents a range of voices in the community and will provide feedback to staff on technical-related issues. The foundational ideas behind the program were developed in conjunction with the Technical Resource Group (TRG) in 2015. The monitoring reports will also be provided to the Planning Commission and City Council.

Upcoming Public Meetings

Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee Meetings

EETAC meets to discuss both the Growth Monitoring and Urban Reserves projects. 

Unless otherwise listed, the Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee meetings are generally held on the first or third Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm. See the EETAC website for meeting information.

Past Public Meetings

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Heather O'Donnell

    Senior Planner

    99 W. 10th Avenue

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-5488