Urban Reserves

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Planning for the Next Two Generations

Urban reserves are lands outside the urban growth boundary (UGB) that can be considered a first priority if and when Eugene needs to expand for its growing population. Land included in urban reserves remains rural, and cannot be urbanized, unless it is brought into the city’s UGB through a formal process for expansion. 

On April 10, 2023, the Eugene City Council voted 7-1 to adopt Ordinance 20686 which establishes urban reserves for Eugene. Then, on April 11, 2023, the County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Ordinance PA 1388 establishing urban reserves for Eugene.

On August 17, 2023, the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) approved the amendments that establish urban reserves for the City of Eugene.  This approval was based on the DLCD director's review of the city’s adopted urban reserves for compliance with applicable statewide planning goals, statutes, administrative rules, and applicable local plans. Read the letter and final order here.

For property-specific land use questions, please contact the Lane County Land Management Division Land Use and Zoning Information Line at 541-682-3577.

Review the Adoption Materials

The ordinances below establish urban reserves for the City of Eugene. 

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Rebecca Gershow

    Senior Planner

    99 W. 10th Avenue

    Eugene, OR 97401


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