How will the Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking impact parking requirements?

The Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking is in response to an executive order issued by Governor Kate Brown, directing state agencies to take actions to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.  On May 19, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) adopted temporary rules to update Oregon’s transportation and land use planning rules and intends to adopt permanent rules in July 2022.

Part of the rules require Eugene to adopt land use code changes to eliminate all minimum off-street parking requirements, or adopt land use code changes to eliminate parking requirements for certain uses and in certain locations (such as along transit corridors) and adopt changes to parking programs, policies and pricing to increase on-street parking management. (Reduction in off-street parking requirements does not prohibit on-site parking from being built.) The rules require Eugene to adopt parking maximums for certain locations. The rules also require Eugene to require the installation of electrical capacity and conduit for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new multi-family residential and mixed-use developments for a certain percentage of parking spaces. Once the permanent rules are adopted, City staff will work to understand how the newly required work intersects with existing work and Envision Eugene growth management strategies.

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1. What is the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan?
2. Why are we developing a neighborhood plan for the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods?
3. What will the Neighborhood Plan do?
4. Where will the Neighborhood Plan apply?
5. Why is River Road a key transit corridor? How does this relate to Envision Eugene?
6. How does the Neighborhood Plan relate to MovingAhead?
7. What is the Action Plan? How will it be implemented?
8. What is the River Road Corridor Study? How does it connect to the Neighborhood Plan?
9. What is the River Road-Santa Clara Special Area Zone? Where will it apply?
10. What changes might affect the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods outside of the Special Area Zone?
11. How does House Bill 2001 impact River Road and Santa Clara?
12. How quickly might changes start to happen?
13. How do the proposed zone changes impact your property?
14. Will the Neighborhood Plan impact annexation?
15. How will the Neighborhood Plan impact traffic? What transportation improvements are planned?
16. How will the Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking impact parking requirements?
17. What parks are planned in River Road-Santa Clara?
18. Who maintains the riverfront? How can I submit a maintenance request or report illegal activity?
19. What current regulations guide development along the Willamette River? What about other local waterways and natural resources?
20. What changes are being proposed in the Citywide Willamette River Greenway Code Amendments?
21. What’s different about the proposed Willamette River Greenway Overlay in the draft River Road-Santa Clara Special Area Zone?
22. Do River Road and Santa Clara residents have access to a library?