Has any other city or state done this before?

The state’s CFEC requirements were adopted in July of 2022 and apply to cities and counties across Oregon, with specific focus on regions with a population over 50,000 people, including Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene/Springfield, Grants Pass, Medford/Ashland, Portland Metro, and Salem/Keizer. Eugene is actively following the progress of other cities and using tools provided by the Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to learn alongside other Oregon cities as we implement the new requirements.

DLCD’s CFEC Implementation webpage includes some research and lessons learned from other cities and states. There are several resources summarizing the impact of reducing parking minimums, as well as the relationship between car ownership and parking.

While CFEC as a statewide initiative is new, the foundational principles are not. CFEC aligns closely with current City projects and priorities, including the Climate Action Plan 2.0, Envision Eugene, Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan, Middle Housing, Housing Implementation Pipeline, continued investments in downtown, affordable housing, and active transportation infrastructure, as well as other sustainability, housing, and transportation efforts.

The City of Eugene has worked to advance the ’20-minute neighborhood’ concept for more than a decade. Neighborhoods where people can access everything they need within a 20-minute walk are part of Eugene's community vision.  While single-unit homes (or single-family) will continue to be allowed and provide most housing, Oregonians have a diverse set of housing desires and need and deserve more affordable and climate-friendly choices.

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1. What is Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities?
2. What parts of Eugene will be affected?
3. What is a Climate-Friendly Area?
4. How will Climate-Friendly Areas be selected?
5. Will downtown be a Climate-Friendly Area? How does the designation interact with Urban Renewal and other existing downtown projects and priorities?
6. Will this project lead to displacement?
7. If these requirements are from the state, how do we make sure the implementation meets Eugene's specific needs?
8. When and how will you involve the public? How can neighborhood associations or other groups get involved?
9. Has any other city or state done this before?
10. Who are the decision-makers in this process?
11. How will the City “center” historically marginalized community groups?
12. If this is about “climate-friendly” development, where are the requirements for renewable energy, tree preservation, and building decarbonization?
13. What if I have concerns about the requirements of CFEC?
14. Who can I contact if I want to know more?