Urban Reserves

Eugene is continually growing and changing, and preparing for this growth and change over the longer term requires the deep involvement of our community and a new level of collaboration with our County partners. Because our future population growth is uncertain and our best predictions are likely to be wrong, we need to be prepared with a plan to grow in the best places and in the ways that best align with our community values. 

The goal of urban reserve planning is to identify where Eugene may grow up to 30 years beyond the 2032 UGB, or as late as 2062. The plan will support the pillars of Envision Eugene, advance the community vision beyond 2032, and reflect deep collaboration among the City, County, community, and service providers. 

Urban reserves will identify lands for the housing, parks, schools, and jobs needed by Eugene’s population in the long term future, while implementing the area’s regional open space vision, including preservation of significant farmland, waterways, natural resources and landscapes.

What's New with Urban Reserves?

Planning Department Interactive Map Activity

Planning Division Project Fair

October 10, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 pm

Downtown Library, Bascom-Tykeson Room

Come learn about Urban Reserves and other projects implementing the community goals of Envision Eugene. Staff will be available to answer questions and collect feedback on the draft study area.

Technical Resource Group committee members

Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee (EETAC) appointed.

The City Manager has appointed the inaugural group of EETAC members. The first meeting will be on October 3, 2018. View the EETAC page to see the committee members, meeting information, and more!

Outreach Timeline

This graphic outlines the key phases of the urban reserves project and public engagement opportunities. 

Urban Reserves Timeline Final

Guiding Documents

Two important documents will guide Urban Reserves planning. The Public Involvement Plan outlines the outreach process, key stakeholders, and how various groups can help shape the project. The Draft Project Charter is an internal document that outlines scope of the project and key milestones. 

Engagement Opportunities

Technical Advisory Committee

Members of the Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee have been appointed by the City Manager, and will begin meeting in early October. The EETAC will provide technical-related feedback to staff on City-wide growth management initiatives, starting with urban reserves. There were an amazing number of strong applicants, and the final committee represents a wide range of backgrounds and areas of expertise. 

To learn more about the EETAC, click here.

Stay Informed

Interested in keeping tabs on the urban reserves planning work? If you sign up to be on our interested parties list we will send you monthly project updates through the Envision Eugene newsletter, and notify you of upcoming meetings and opportunities.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Envision Eugene Technical Advisory Committee, October 3 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm, Atrium Building, 99 W 10th Ave., Saul Room, 3rd Floor.
  • Planning Division Project Fair, October 10 2018, 4:00-7:00 pm, Downtown Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave., Bascom-Tykeson Room, 1st Floor.
    • This is an open house-style event where all ongoing Envision Eugene implementation projects, including Urban Reserves, will have information available and staff present to answer questions. Come learn about the Urban Reserves timeline, provide your input on the draft study area, and sign up for future engagement opportunities.

Past Meeting Materials

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Rebecca Gershow
    Senior Planner Urban Reserves
    99 W. 10th Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-8816

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