After seven years of community involvement and technical analysis, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) approved Eugene’s new urban growth boundary (UGB) on October 30th 2017.
The housing component of Eugene's UGB was appealed by the Homebuilders Association of Lane County. On January 10th 2018, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) issued its Final Order on the Home Builders Association’s challenge. LUBA’s decision affirms the City’s housing ordinance, upholding the City’s action with respect to all issues raised by the Home Builders.
With approval of the UGB planning staff can dedicate further attention to implementing the community vision. Implementation projects staff are working on include: establishing a growth monitoring program; addressing Eugene’s needed housing standards; urban reserve planning (planning for up to fifty years of growth); and creating a new neighborhood plan for River Road and Santa Clara.