Topic Areas

The Santa Clara - River Road Implementation Planning Team (SCRRIPT) worked with residents of both neighborhoods to identify priority topic areas to be addressed through this neighborhood planning project. In February of 2018, working groups made up of interested residents were established on these topics and they began identifying neighborhood values and developing vision statements in Feb 2018. 

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

Land use planning is the process of establishing policies and regulations that determine what activities, like housing, shops or parks, we want where, and how the neighborhood will look and feel.


Creating a Neighborhood Vision

Working group members used the materials below, in addition to everything on the what have we heard page, to identify 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. 

Community Advisory Committee members and working group members reviewed and revised these draft visions statements. Now it is your turn! How does this vision for land use look to you?

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.

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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

Technical Advisory Committee

The River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Planning Process relies on the expertise of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC is composed of City and partner agency staff and serves as an advisory body to working groups, the Community Advisory Committee, and project staff. The TAC represent their own project or departmental expertise and communicate how the neighborhood-specific issues fit within the broader City/County context.

Land Use TAC Members

Terri HardingPrincipal Planner, City of Eugene
Jen KnappAssociate Urban Designer, City of Eugene
Lindsey EichnerSenior Planner, Lane County