Urban Growth Boundary
Deliberations & Action
At their August 8 2017 meeting, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to adopt the UGB adoption package, as reflected in their meeting materials. They also included with their decision a timeline from the City Council’s July 20, 2015 meeting materials to address the City’s clear and objective standards for needed housing, urban reserve planning (planning for beyond 20 years), and for the release of the first growth monitoring report.
See the final versions of the materials adopted by the Board of Commissioners (when available) at the County Ordinance website for the following:
- Employment, Parks and School Land Ordinance No. PA 1345
- Urban Transition Zone Code Ordinance No. 17-03
- Residential Land Ordinance No. PA 1347
You can also view the August 8 deliberations meeting materials.
On July 17, the City Council voted to adopt the UGB adoption package as provided in their meeting materials. See the final versions of the materials adopted by the City Council:
- Employment, Parks and School Land Ordinance (Final Version)
- Residential Land Ordinance (Final Version)
You can view the July 17 deliberations meeting materials in two places:
Versions of the Adoption Package Materials
(Final Version)- In July, the Council voted to approve the UGB Adoption Package. See the "Final Version" of the materials adopted by City Council:
- Employment, Parks and School Land Ordinance (Final Version)
- Residential Land Ordinance (Final Version)
The most recent working versions of the adoption package materials are provided below by topic area, including:
(June Version)- In preparation for the July 17 Eugene City Council Deliberations, the Envision Eugene team prepared updates to some portions of the May 2017 Planning Commission Recommendation UGB Package. This June Update working draft addresses concerns raised through public testimony and minor changes for clarity and is provided below where applicable.
(May Version)- The City Council and Board of Commissioners review focuses on an updated draft version (published in May 2017) of the UGB Adoption Package that reflects the Planning Commission’s recommendations. All topics below include a May version.
January & February Versions- The original adoption package materials were published in January 2017 and updated in February (for simplicity they are not included below).
Where are we the process?
The City of Eugene and Lane County Planning Commissions have reviewed the collection of documents that make up the "UGB Adoption Package" - all of the materials that support establishing Eugene’s own UGB. They have also reviewed and considered public testimony received during their phase of the process. Based on this review, both bodies have recommended adoption of the UGB package as amended through their deliberations, to their respective elected bodies. The most significant edits from the Planning Commission process were made to the proposed Clear Lake Overlay Zone. These revisions were made to increase preservation of large lots in the employment expansion area. Other edits were made for clarity and accuracy throughout the package.
We are continuing the formal adoption process with the Eugene City Council and the Lane County Board of Commissioners, focusing on the Planning Commission’s recommendation. This phase includes the same steps as the Planning Commission phase, with work sessions, a public hearing, and deliberations before the elected bodies make their decisions on UGB adoption. The City Council has acted to adopt and deliberations by the Board of Commissioners is next. For more process information see Get Involved!
List of Approval Criteria
The proposed actions must be consistent with the Statewide Planning Goals, Chapter 197 of the Oregon Revised Statutes and Chapter 660 of the Oregon Administrative Rules, and the Eugene Code criteria including the Metro Plan (see policies). For employment, parks and school land, the state statutes and rules most directly applicable area here. For residential land the state statutes most directly applicable are here.
We have created a user-friendly Community Guide designed as an introduction to UGB adoption. The guide pulls together a variety of resources available across this site (such as fact sheets, infographics and timelines) and a version of the presentation delivered at the community information sessions in January and February. We have also developed a two-page summary of the UGB Adoption Package. We hope this helps orient you to the UGB Adoption Package and the process for adopting Eugene’s own UGB.
UGB Package highlights include:
- UGB Adoption Process - Video, Timeline, Get Involved!
- Adopting Eugene’s UGB - Video and Fact Sheet
- Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan - Video, Outreach Results and Fact Sheet
- UGB Expansion Areas - Video, Outreach Results and Fact Sheets:
- Multi-family Housing Strategies - Video, Fact Sheet, Outreach Results and Infographic
The full list of adoption package elements is below. The UGB Adoption Package is almost a thousand pages long, and reflects more than six years of technical analysis, community input, and previous direction from City Council. As updated below, the UGB Adoption Package now also reflects the Planning Commissions’ recommendations from their 2017 review. Community members are invited to review the materials, which are laid out below with introductions to help people identify which aspects of the package they are most interested in.
For more information about the earlier part of the adoption process, see the following:
UGB Adoption Package Components (Draft Working Versions)
Different documents within the adoption package serve different purposes. A May Version is linked below and a June Update Version is provided where applicable. The different types of documents are:
- Land Use Policy Plans (high level and city-wide)
- Topic-specific Policy/Project Plans
- City Code and Property Zone Changes (tools to implement policy)
- Technical Analysis and Studies
- Legal Findings (organized by state law)
The Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan (Metro Plan) has served as the comprehensive land use plan for both Eugene and Springfield for several decades. The adoption package will include several amendments to the Metro Plan to allow for a Eugene-specific UGB and comprehensive plan (see the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan below). The Metro Plan land use diagram will also be amended to address the UGB expansion areas.
- Metro Plan Land Use Diagram map amendment for expansion area
- Metro Plan text amendments
Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan (Phase 1)
Because the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan is such a large undertaking, it will be adopted in phases. The first phase includes all components that are essential to adopting the UGB (housing supply, employment supply, etc.). The Topic Area pages have additional information about the urban growth boundary and the Clear Lake expansion area. A map showing the Eugene-specific UGB will also be adopted as part of the first phase. The remaining chapters will be developed as future phases.
- Eugene specific urban growth boundary map including expansion areas
- Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan text and map (See June Update)
- Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan text addition for residential
- Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan video
- Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan topic page
Transportation System Plan
The City of Eugene Transportation System Plan 2035 will serve as the transportation element of the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan, but it is also a plan in its own right and was developed to address the future transportation needs of the community as envisioned in the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan.
- Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan (a draft is currently proceeding through a separate adoption process)
- Transportation System Plan 2035 anticipated project list amendments for UGB expansion (See June Update)
Public Facilities and Services Plan
The Public Facilities and Services Plan must be amended to add water, wastewater, stormwater and electrical projects, including rough cost estimates and timing, to serve the expansion areas and areas within current urban growth boundary.
- Public facilities project list and cost estimates amendments (Final Version) (May Version)
- Public Facilities and Services Plan map amendments (approximate location of proposed future projects)
Adopted Natural Resource Plans and Maps
Natural resources are highly valued in Eugene, and are protected through a variety of plans and tools. Two strategies that have proposed updates in this adoption package are our "Goal 5" and "Goal 6" regulations, which protect resource areas and particular aspects of certain resource areas.
- Goal 5 Water Resources Conservation Plan Amendments (text)
- Goal 6 Water Quality Map Amendment - (see overlay zone maps for locations - Santa Clara and Clear Lake)
Land Use Code
The land use code must be amended for both the City of Eugene and Lane County within the UGB. These amendments address multi-family housing strategies as directed by City Council, zoning and other issues specifically for the expansion areas, and the transition of policies from the Metro Plan to the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan.
- R-2 Medium Density Residential Zone text amendments (page 3)
- Clear Lake overlay zone (pages 11-16) and map
- Misc. Code Figures - Special Stormwater Flood Control Area, Santa Clara zoning (upon annexation), Clear Lake zoning (upon annexation)
- Miscellaneous Eugene Code text amendments (See June Update)
Both base and overlay zones will be applied to the expansion areas. The Clear Lake Overlay Zone will be added to the land use code to address preservation of large development sites and environmental justice concerns in the employment expansion area.
- Zoning and designation change table by tax lot
- Clear Lake expansion area zoning (upon adoption), and zoning and overlay zone (upon annexation) maps
- Santa Clara expansion area zoning (upon adoption), and zoning and overlay zone (upon annexation) maps
- Background information about the Clear Lake expansion area
- Background information about the Santa Clara expansion area
Technical Analysis and Studies
The following documents demonstrate the technical basis for adopting the urban growth boundary.
- Employment Land Supply Study (Large PDF including 2012 land supply, Economic Opportunity Analysis, public uses on employment land, measures to increase employment, UGB expansion, 2032 buildable lands inventory and maps) (See June Update to Part I and Part IV)
- Residential Land Supply Study (Large PDF including 2012 land supply, Housing Needs Analysis, other uses on residential land, measures to increase housing, 2032 buildable lands inventory and maps) (See June Update to Part I and Part V)
- UGB Expansion Analysis for School Land
- UGB Expansion Analysis for Employment Land (large PDF)
- UGB Expansion Analysis for Park Land
- Evidentiary/Technical Support Items (March 2017) and June 2017 Supplemental for Employment, Parks and Schools
- Evidentiary/Technical Support Items (March 2017), June 2017 Supplemental and June 2017 Second Supplemental for Residential
Required written findings and analysis are included that show compliance with relevant Statewide Planning Goals, all applicable state laws and all applicable local land use regulations and policies for all of the above actions. These last documents address all of the work described above.
- Findings for Employment, Park and School Land
- Findings for Residential Land
The documents laid out above are organized according to legal requirements in four ordinances that the City of Eugene or Lane County can use to adopt the UGB.
- City of Eugene Ordinance for Employment, Park and School Land (See June Update)
- Lane County Ordinance for Employment, Park and School Land (for changes other than code amendments)
- Lane County Ordinance for Employment, Park and School Land (for urban transition area-UTA-code amendments) (See June Update)
- City of Eugene Ordinance for Residential Land (See June Update)
- Lane County Ordinance for Residential Land
Exhibits to the City ordinances are used above. For a complete set of city or county exhibits in the order of the ordinances, see links below to document folders. Note that the exhibit numbers for the City and County employment ordinances are not exactly the same due to a few instances where the exhibit materials differ between the City and the County ordinances.
- City Ordinance with All Exhibits for Employment, Parks and School Land (2 pages of documents) and City Ordinance with All Exhibits for Residential Land
- County Ordinance with All Exhibits for Employment, Parks and School Land for changes other than to the UTA code (2 pages of documents), County Ordinance with All Exhibits for Employment, Parks and School Land for UTA code amendments, and County Ordinance for Residential Land
Learn More & Get Involved!
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