Will this neighborhood planning process impact annexation?

The process is a collaboration among the River Road and Santa Clara community organizations, the City of Eugene, and Lane County, so the final plan will affect the neighborhoods in their entirety, both incorporated (City) and unincorporated (County) areas. There is an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Eugene and Lane County that delegates to the City all responsibilities for land use, zoning, and building permitting authority inside the urban growth boundary. This means that every resident has a stake in the future adopted neighborhood plan, regardless of jurisdiction. 

The community organizations, as well as City and County planning staff, have agreed that annexation is best addressed after the neighborhood plan is complete. Attempting to tackle both neighborhood planning and resolving complex public service delivery simultaneously could prove detrimental to the successful completion of the neighborhood plan process. This would be a disappointment to residents who have put a lot of time and energy into this project. 


Project charter
Lane County and City of Eugene Intergovernmental Agreement (1987)

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1. What is a neighborhood plan? What is a refinement plan?
2. How will the Neighborhood Plan get adopted?
3. How does the River Road Corridor Study connect to the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan?
4. What are the goals for the River Road corridor?
5. Will this neighborhood planning process impact annexation?
6. What is the plan for undeveloped park land?
7. What are current regulations for development along the river? Who maintains the riverfront?
8. How is the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan coordinating with the Urban Reserves project?
9. The River Road Corridor Study includes draft proposals to focus land use changes along and near River Road. How will this impact traffic?
10. I have a question about a specific vacant lot in my neighborhood; where can I find more information?
11. How will we preserve and grow our farms?
12. What is the role of a Neighborhood Watch group, and how can we coordinate with City and County law enforcement?
13. Do River Road and Santa Clara residents have access to a library?