Topic Areas

The Neighborhood Plan will address five main topic areas (see tabs below). These topic areas are based on extensive work done by the Santa Clara - River Road Implementation Planning Team (SCRRIPT) and the Santa Clara - River Road Outreach and Learning (SCRROL) project. Through these initiatives, residents identified the key areas that their neighbors wanted addressed through this planning process. The five topic areas have also served as a framework for the working groups, which are composed of neighborhood volunteers who want to dive in deeper in a particular topic area. Working group members and Community Advisory Committee members have created draft vision statements and goals for each of the topic areas, which are available to read here, and under the topic-specific tabs below.

To see materials specific to each topic area, click on the tabs below.

  1. Land Use
  2. Economic Development
  3. Parks & Natural Resources
  4. Transportation
  5. Community


Phase II: Goals, Policies, Actions

Starting in the late summer of 2018, community members began writing goals and policies, and identifying actions that will become part of the neighborhood plan. This work is based on the outreach and visioning done in the first phase of this project (Fall 2017-Summer 2018).

Working Group Materials:

September 27, 2018

At the September 27 working group meeting, working group members, their Community Advisory Committee leaders, and Technical Advisory Committee members provided their final edits to the draft goals. They then began consolidating and reworking the draft policies that were submitted. The table below shows the latest version of the draft goals and the responsible Community Advisory Committee Members and Technical Advisory Committee Members.

Draft GoalCAC MemberCAC AlternateTAC Member
11. Support development that is well designed, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.
Jon BelcherCameron EwingJen Knapp
12. Ensure that future housing addresses the needs of our community.
Ed McMahon

Heather O’Donnell
13. Support a thriving, vibrant and active mixed neighborhood centers along the River Road corridor.
Jon BelcherMichele O’Leary
Jen Knapp
14. Promote land use and development that protects and enhances neighborhood character.
Cameron Ewing
Heather O’Donnell

August 28, 2018

At the August 28 working group meeting, participants signed up to write draft policies under each goal using the accompanying worksheets. Goals on these worksheets reflect the August draft of the goals, which have been updated by working group members since (see above).

Working group members also used the following documents while drafting goals, policies and actions.

Phase I: Creating a Neighborhood Vision

Working group members synthesized the results of the public outreach done in fall and winter 2017 and identified neighborhood values and key themes. These values and themes were the basis for creating a vision statement describing how the neighborhood will look, feel, and function 20 years from now. To view the results of all the public outreach done during this phase, check out the meeting materials below or visit the What Have We Heard? page.

Draft Vision Statement

Land use in River Road and Santa Clara supports neighborhood character and local identity, including our long standing agricultural heritage and high value soils. Our neighborhoods are walkable, with a range of housing types affordable to all residents. Abundant shops, services and community spaces are served by a variety of transportation options. Strategic development and revitalization in more urban locations, especially the River Road corridor, helps maintain neighborhood character while meeting our housing and economic needs in a way that is environmentally responsible. Development is well designed, sustainable, and compatible with existing surroundings. Adjacent to the Willamette River greenway, development improves safety, enhances access, and respects ecological functions.

Working Group Materials:

Below are the materials that Working Groups have used at each of their workshops:

April 23, 2018

March 20, 2018

February 7, 2018

Technical Advisory Committee

The River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Planning Process relies on the expertise of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC is composed of City and partner agency staff and serves as an advisory body to working groups, the Community Advisory Committee, and project staff. The TAC represent their own project or departmental expertise and communicate how the neighborhood-specific issues fit within the broader City/County context.

Land Use TAC Members

Terri HardingPrincipal Planner, City of Eugene
Jen KnappAssociate Urban Designer, City of Eugene
Lindsey EichnerSenior Planner, Lane County