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Community Design Handbook

The Community Design Handbook is a broad set of non-regulatory design principles and guidelines that express the community's vision for the built environment. The Community Design Handbook (CDH) represents best practices related to design in support of several pillars of Envision Eugene. The preliminary draft of the CDH is available here.

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Missing Middle Housing

In 2010, architect and urban designer Daniel Parolek coined the term Missing Middle to define smaller, multi-family or clustered housing types. Missing Middle types were common within most single family neighborhoods in the pre-war era, but for the last seventy years they have been missing from most city’s neighborhood patterns. 

A conversation is starting about missing middle in Eugene where we have a goal to create more 20-minute neighborhoods, where residents can find most daily needs within a 20-minute walk from home. Where are missing middle types currently located in our neighborhoods? Where should missing middle be incorporated in neighborhoods in the future? 

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Special Area Plans/Zones