Land Use Code Amendments
Secondary / Accessory Dwellings (City File CA 18-1)
Phase 1 Implementation of Senate Bill 1051
On May 14, 2018, the City Council approved a land use code amendment pertaining to housing on church property. A copy of the ordinance is available here
On June 11, 2018, the City Council approved amendments to the land use code that:
- Changes the term "secondary dwelling" to "accessory dwelling" throughout the code
- Adds "Accessory Dwellings" use category as an explicitly permitted use in the following zones:
- AG Agricultural
- R-2 Medium Density Residential
- R-3 High Density Residential
- R-4 High Density Residential
- S-E Elmira Road Special Area Zone
- S-HB Blair Boulevard Historic Commercial Special Area Zone
- Adds language to the S-JW Jefferson Westside Special Area Zone and S-C Chambers (R-2 Subarea) Special Area Zone to clarify that any additi8onal dwelling that meets the definition of "accessory dwelling" will continue to be allowed and continue to be called a "one-family dwelling" in these zones
- Clarifies that an accessory dwelling is not an accessory building.
- Changes the City's definition of "accessory dwelling" to the definition provided in Senate Bill 1051 (codified at ORS 197.312(5))
Edison Elementary School Parking (City File CA 18-2)
City Council approved a land use code amendment to waive parking requirements for any new or remodeled school on the Edison Elementary School site. No on-site parking (parking lot or parking structure) will be required in conjunction with the construction of any future new or remodeled school on the Edison Elementary School site located at 1328 E. 22nd Avenue in Eugene. In lieu of providing on-site parking, Eugene School District 4J will be required to submit a transportation demand management plan that contains strategies for reducing motor vehicle use and parking demand to the City of Eugene for review and approval. A copy of the ordinance is available here.
For more information or to submit comments, please contact Alissa Hansen at 541-682-5508 or email@example.com
Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area & Gordon Hotel Sign Amendments (City File 18-3)
On July 23, 2018 City Council unanimously approved both the Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area ordinance and the Sign ordinance. The Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area ordinance can be viewedhere Opens a New Window. . The Sign ordinance can be viewed here Opens a New Window. .
A webcast of the meeting is available for viewing here Opens a New Window. .
For more information, please contact Allie Camp at 541-682-5480 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1,000 Foot Separation between Retail Marijuana Stores (City File CA 18-4)
The City Council initiated a land use code amendment process on April 18, 2018 to consider requiring a separation between retail marijuana stores. If adopted, new retail marijuana stores would need to be at least 1,000 feet away from any existing retail marijuana store. Such a standard would not impact existing stores. Retail marijuana stores are considered a “Specialty Store” in the land use code and are allowed in a variety of zones, including C-1, C-2, C-3, GO, E-1, and E-2, as well as all or a portion of the following Special Area zones: Chambers, Chase Node, Downtown Westside, Fifth Avenue, Blair Boulevard Historic Commercial, Royal Node and Walnut Station. To view the proposed land use code changes, click here. To view maps of retail stores, click here.
Notice was sent to owners of property within each zone where the use of “Specialty Store” is permitted. The notice was required by state law since the proposed change may prohibit the establishment of a retail marijuana store on property where the use was previously allowed.
A Planning Commission Pubic Hearing on this topic was held on June 5, 2018. The public hearing notice is available here. Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission discussed the proposal and recommended approval to the City Council with suggestions for additional research on how the standards will be administered.
City Council Process
On July 23, 2018, the City Council approved the 1,000 Foot Separation between Retail Marijuana Stores (City File CA 18-4). The ordinance can be viewed here. A webcast of the meeting is available for viewing here.
For more information or to submit comments, please contact Mike McKerrow at 541-682-5288 or email@example.com
The City of Eugene has begun looking at updating the current bicycle parking standards. The revisions focus on simplifying and improving clarity of standards identified in land use code EC 9.6105. For more information, read on.
Recently Adopted Land Use Code Amendments
The on-line version of Eugene Code Chapter 9 contains all adopted land use code amendments through December 20, 2017. Access the on-line version of Chapter 9 here.