Urban Reserves

Eugene is continually growing and changing, and preparing for this growth and change over the longer term requires the deep involvement of our community and a new level of collaboration with our County partners. Because our future population growth is uncertain and our best predictions are likely to be wrong, we need to be prepared with a plan to grow in the best places and in the ways that best align with our community values. 

The goal of urban reserve planning is to identify where Eugene may grow up to 30 years beyond the 2032 UGB, or as late as 2062. The plan will support the pillars of Envision Eugene, advance the community vision beyond 2032, and reflect deep collaboration among the City, County, community, and service providers. 

Urban reserves will identify lands for the housing, parks, schools, and jobs needed by Eugene’s population in the long term future, while implementing the area’s regional open space vision, including preservation of significant farmland, waterways, natural resources and landscapes.

For More information, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

What's New with Urban Reserves?

Urban Reserves display at Planning Division Project Fair

Project Fair Materials Available

Thank you to everyone who attended the Planning Division Project Fair on October 10th! The following materials were handed out:

If you were not able to make it, contact us with any questions or to sign up for project updates.

EETAC co-chairs

Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC) Update

The EETAC held their first meeting in October 2018 and since then have been diving into the technical background for Urban Reserves. The committee has reached several milestones, such as adopting bylaws and electing co-chairs. Check out the EETAC page for meeting materials, upcoming meeting dates and more information.

Draft Study Area

Setting the draft study area is an early, and key, step in the Urban Reserves technical analysis. The Draft Study Area generally includes all land within at least a one-mile radius of the urban growth boundary, with a few exceptions. All the land in the Draft Study Area will be analyzed to see how suitable it is for potential urban uses. Use the map below to see if your property is in the Draft Study Area, or click the "interactive web map" button for a full screen version. 

Outreach Timeline

This graphic outlines the key phases of the urban reserves project and public engagement opportunities. 

Urban Reserves Timeline Final

Guiding Documents

Two important documents will guide Urban Reserves planning. The Public Involvement Plan outlines the outreach process, key stakeholders, and how various groups can help shape the project. The Draft Project Charter is an internal document that outlines scope of the project and key milestones. 

Engagement Opportunities

Technical Advisory Committee

Members of the Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee were appointed by the City Manager in August 2018. The EETAC will provide technical-related feedback to staff on City-wide growth management initiatives, starting with urban reserves. The EETAC members represent a wide range of backgrounds and areas of expertise, and serve as liaisons connecting the community to growth management projects and encouraging participation.

To learn more about the EETAC, click here.

Stay Informed

Interested in keeping tabs on the urban reserves planning work? If you sign up to be on our interested parties list we will send you monthly project updates through the Envision Eugene newsletter, and notify you of upcoming meetings and opportunities.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee, February 7 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm, Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Ave., Saul Room, 3rd Floor. (Visit the EETAC webpage for a complete list of EETAC meeting dates and meeting materials.)

Past Meeting Materials

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Rebecca Gershow
    Senior Planner Urban Reserves
    99 W. 10th Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-8816

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