Land Use Code Amendments

Digital Sign Code Amendments (City File CA 20-2)

City Council initiated amendments to the land use code related to digital signs at a work session on September 18, 2019. At the meeting, City Council was provided an overview of existing Eugene sign code regulations pertaining to digital signs, common concerns regarding digital signage, and examples of how other communities regulate digital signage. 

At the end of the work session, City Council passed a motion to “allow digital billboards and digital readerboards within the City and to implement changes to the sign regulations identified by staff that are legally required or necessary to clarify the current regulations.” 

The goal of the proposed land use code amendments is to modify existing sign code standards to allow and regulate digital billboards and digital readerboards. The proposed amendments focus on how best to allow conversion of existing billboards to new digital technology with specific standards for maximum size, message change intervals, brightness, location and separation. The proposed amendments also include digital allowances for institutional uses and gas stations and minor changes to the existing sign code suggested by staff to add clarity. 

DRAFT Digital Sign Amendments - June 2020

Next Steps

  • Work Session (Eugene Planning Commission) - July 21, 2020, 5:30 PM (Agenda coming soon)
  • Public Hearing (Eugene Planning Commission) - July 28, 2020, 5:30 PM* (Agenda coming soon) *Please note that there are two hearing items on the agenda for this meeting. The Digital Sign Code Amendment is the second item and will not start until the first hearing is completed.

For additional information, contact Jenessa Dragovich, Senior Planner, at 541-682-8385 or email at

Secondary / Accessory Dwellings (City File CA 18-1)
Implementation of Senate Bill 1051

City Council approved amendments to the land use code related to the allowance of secondary or accessory dwellings on June 11, 2018. Copies of the ordinances are available here and here.

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) issued a decision remanding the City Council’s ordinances on November 29, 2018, meaning they are no longer in effect. LUBA’s decision is available here.

City Council held a work session on February 20, 2019 to begin addressing the remand. Meeting materials and a webcast of the meeting are available here. At the meeting, Council reviewed the accessory dwelling regulations raised in the LUBA appeal to provide an initial determination if they are “reasonable regulations relating to siting and design” consistent with SB 1051. Council provided direction for staff to return with a proposed ordinance to eliminate some regulations along with findings to justify how the remaining regulations raised in the LUBA appeal are consistent with SB 1051. The regulations proposed to be removed are:

  • Prohibition on New Flag Lots
  • Owner/Occupancy Requirement
  • Maximum Bedroom Limitation
  • Maximum Occupancy Limitation
  • Dog Keeping Limitation

City Council Public Hearing

The City Council public hearing on the proposed ordinance was held May 20, 2019 at 7:30pm. 

Testimony received since January 31, 2019 is available here:

City Council Action

City Council took action on ADUs at their January 21, 2020 work session. Meeting materials are available here.

Bicycle Parking

The City of Eugene is looking at updating the current bicycle parking standards. The revisions focus on simplifying and improving clarity of standards identified in Eugene’s land use code. For more information, contact Reed Dunbar at 541-682-5727 or

Recently Adopted Land Use Code Amendments

The online version of Eugene Code Chapter 9 contains all adopted land use code amendments through 2018. Access the online version of Chapter 9 here.

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Alissa Hansen
    Planning Director
    99 W. 10th Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5508