Topic Areas

The Neighborhood Plan will address five main topic areas (see tabs below). These topic areas were created based on previous initiatives where neighborhood groups devoted hundreds of hours to identifying the key areas that should be addressed through this planning process. The five topic areas also serve as a way for working group members to sort themselves into the areas that interest them the most. 

To see materials specific to each topic area, click on the tabs below.

  1. Land Use
  2. Economic Development
  3. Parks & Natural Resources
  4. Transportation
  5. Community

New: Impact of House Bill 2001

Want to learn how House Bill 2001 will impact our draft land use policies? Download this fact sheet or learn more about House Bill 2001.


Most Recent Version of Draft Vision Statement and Goals

Draft Vision Statement

Land use in River Road and Santa Clara supports neighborhood character and local identity, including our long standing agricultural heritage and high value soils. Our neighborhoods are walkable, with a range of housing types affordable to all residents. Abundant shops, services and community spaces are served by a variety of transportation options. Strategic development and revitalization in more urban locations, especially the River Road corridor, helps maintain neighborhood character while meeting our housing and economic needs in a way that is environmentally responsible. Development is well designed, sustainable, and compatible with existing surroundings. Adjacent to the Willamette River greenway, development improves safety, enhances access, and respects ecological functions.

Draft GoalCAC Member*TAC Member**
11. Support development that is well designed and economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.Jon Belcher

Jen Knapp
12. Ensure that future housing addresses the needs of the community.Cameron EwingHeather O’Donnell
13. Support a thriving, vibrant and active River Road corridor.Jon BelcherJen Knapp
14. Promote land use and development that protects and enhances neighborhood character.Cameron EwingHeather O’Donnell

*Indicates the Community Advisory Committee member responsible for the goal

** Indicates the Technical Advisory Committee member providing assistance on this goal (City, County, or other agency staff person)

Goals, Policies, Actions

Starting in the late summer of 2018, community members began writing goals and policies, and identifying actions that will become part of the neighborhood plan. This work is based on the outreach and visioning done in the first phase of this project (Fall 2017-Summer 2018).

Working Group Materials:

December 5, 2018 - Policy Round-up

Working group members reviewed the draft policies by sorting them into cross-cutting themes and identifying gaps.

September 27, 2018

At the September 27 working group meeting, working group members, their Community Advisory Committee leaders, and Technical Advisory Committee members provided their final edits to the draft goals. They then began consolidating and reworking the draft policies that were submitted. 

August 28, 2018

At the August 28 working group meeting, participants signed up to write draft policies under each goal using the accompanying worksheets. Goals on these worksheets reflect the August draft of the goals, which have been updated by working group members since (see above).

Working group members also used the following documents while drafting goals, policies and actions.

Neighborhood Vision

Working group members synthesized the results of the public outreach done in fall and winter 2017 and identified neighborhood values and key themes. These values and themes were the basis for creating a vision statement describing how the neighborhood will look, feel, and function 20 years from now (see vision statement above). To view the results of all the public outreach done during this phase, check out the meeting materials below or visit the What Have We Heard? page.

Working Group Materials:

Below are the materials that Working Groups have used at each of their workshops:

April 23, 2018

March 20, 2018

February 7, 2018