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Transportation System Development Charges (TSDC)

TSDC is a funding source for the public cost of constructing and expanding our transportation infrastructure, such as intersections, street lights, bridges and bicycle paths.

The City of Eugene has created a brochure to assist the community in understanding the basics of the Transportation System Development Charges. This brochure can be found TSDC

TSDC Methodology 

The Transportation System Development charge methodology is based on a system-wide cost per trip, where the cost associated with meeting future growth needs are divided by the projected growth. The methodology includes both improvement and reimbursement TSDC components. 

Development of the TSDC includes the following basic steps:

  • Determine growth in trips 
  • Determine growth share of system costs 
  • Calculate the system-wide costs per trip 
  • Develop the TSDC rate

The complete TSDC methodology and details can be found here: TSDC Methodology

TSDC Project Plan

The city’s recently adopted 2035 Transportation System Plan (TSP) and the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan provide the foundation for the transportation infrastructure, goals and policies that support an economically vital, healthy and equitable community.

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Location and Transit Based Incentives

Envision Eugene is a community vision for 2032 that promotes new growth along or near key corridors and core commercial areas. As part of the city's strategies to promote compact development, certain types of development may receive an adjustment to reduce the calculated TSDC. 

Compact Development Adjustments 

Criteria Reduction of 
Location (only one applies)
Commercial, residential* or mixed-use** development in the Eugene Downtown Plan Boundary
  • Redevelopment of existing building or tenant space from and to a use generally found in a shopping center 
  • Commercial or mixed-use meeting either (1) land use code density, and or, FAR requirements or (2) SDC-imposed 0.65 area ratio (for sites outside zoning areas with minimal requirements)
  • Residential Buildings Only 
  • Redevelopment of existing building or tenant space within the West University Commercial District from and to a use generally found in a shopping center 
  • Residential or mixed-use development fronts on a key corridor
Development is located within one of five nodes10%
Transit Proximity (only one applies
  • Residential or mixed-use development is within a 0.25 mile of an adopted LTD Frequent Route (FTN)
  • Residential or mixed-use development is within a 0.5 mile of an adopted LTD Frequent Route (FTN)
Transportation Demand Management (TMD) (only applicable to developments qualifying under at least one of the above criteria) 
  • Development has a signed transportation demand management agreement with city 
Accessory Dwelling Unit (SDU) 100%

* Single-family detached and duplex housing are not eligible for compact development adjustments. 

** A mixed-use development is a development that includes a combination of commercial and certain residential uses 

***Adjustments are subject to annual caps. 

TSDC Incentive GIS Map 

An Incentive Geographic Information System layer has been created to identify if your project is located within one of the TSDC incentive areas. Click on this Transportation SDC Incentive Map link to view an interactive map showing the proposed location and transit proximity incentive areas.

  • Once the map opens, you may click on a property of interest to view the potential TSDC reductions for that property. 
  • An additional reduction may be available if the property fronts along a Key Corridor.