Why are we planning for Urban Reserves?

Eugene’s future rate of population growth is uncertain, and our best predictions are likely to be wrong. If we grow faster than anticipated, we need to be prepared. This means having options identified, like Urban Reserves, so we can respond once we know how quickly we are growing and what type of land we will need. Urban Reserves can also help landowners surrounding the UGB plan for their future by clarifying which properties will be reserved for possible urban use and which ones will not. Similarly, with Urban Reserves in place, Eugene, Lane County and service providers like EWEB, LTD, and others will be better able to plan for the costs and coordination needed to serve future neighborhoods with public facilities and services.

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1. What are Urban Reserves?
2. Why are we planning for Urban Reserves?
3. What is the urban growth boundary (UGB)?
4. Will Urban Reserve areas be managed by City of Eugene or Lane County?
5. How long until Urban Reserves are brought into the UGB?
6. Which Urban Reserve land is likely to come into the UGB first?
7. How would the Urban Growth Boundary expansion process be different with Urban Reserves in place? Would we still need to go through all that analysis?
8. Does designating Urban Reserves limit our options for future UGB expansions?
9. What’s the timeline?
10. Why are Urban Reserves important now?
11. Will Urban Reserves change the current Urban Growth Boundary?
12. Will this process include planning for Rural Reserves?
13. How many people are we planning for?
14. So, how large will Urban Reserves be?
15. If the proposed Urban Reserve area is planning for as far out as 2059, won’t your projections and analysis be outdated by then?
16. Return to Urban Reserves Web Page