The proposed Willamette River Greenway Code Amendments are intended to provide a clear and objective set of approval criteria and standards for the review and approval of proposed housing development within the Willamette River Greenway, consistent with legal requirements. The amendments include:
- Greenway setbacks
- Limits on Maximum Length of Building Facades
- Limitations on Walls and Fencing
- Pedestrian Access Standards
- Native Landscape Buffering Standards
- Greenway Specific Tree Preservation Standards
If the proposed amendments are adopted, an applicant proposing to develop housing within the Greenway will be able to choose to proceed under a set of new clear and objective standards, or choose to proceed using the existing discretionary criteria under sections 9.8800-9.8825 of the Eugene Code. The proposed code amendments will not change the adopted Willamette Greenway boundary.
To learn more, check out the Willamette Greenway FAQ or visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/764/Land-Use-Code-Amendments.