Most properties with proposed zone changes are currently developed and redevelopment will likely be gradual. See this map of where current development is happening and where remaining vacant land exists in Eugene’s UGB. The proposed zoning can allow and encourage certain land uses and remove development barriers in the land use code, but the timing and pace of development will be based on market demand, construction industry capacity, construction costs, land values, infrastructure, property owner interest and several other factors. Expanding available development incentives could be considered by decision makers in the future to help improve the feasibility of development.
In addition, the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods are a patchwork of City (incorporated) and County (unincorporated) properties. Annexation (sometimes called “incorporation”) is the legal process by which unincorporated properties become part of a city and can be developed with urban levels of development. The Draft Proposed Zoning Map shows proposed zone changes for both incorporated and unincorporated properties, however proposed changes will only apply to properties within the City limits and to unincorporated areas as property owners choose to annex. Annexation is voluntary and must be initiated by the property owner, under current City of Eugene policy (additional state statutes apply).