Does designating Urban Reserves limit our options for future UGB expansions?

No; by undertaking urban reserves planning now our goal is to provide better options for any necessary UGB expansions later. Urban Reserves planning analyzes and ultimately designates land that is most suitable for future urbanization according to state rules. These large areas of land will then become the first priority lands we can select from for future UGB expansions. So, the planning we are doing today will help us grow into areas better suited for future neighborhoods later--areas with land for homes, jobs, parks and schools that can be efficiently served by roads, transit, water, sewer, fire protection, and other important utilities 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 If the proposed Urban Reserve area is planning for as far out as 2059, won’t your projections and analysis be outdated by then?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