We continue our focus on implementing your community vision. From supporting downtown as the vibrant center of our community, to enhancing efficient transportation options along our key corridors, the Planning Division is involved in a number of initiatives that implement Envision Eugene. Please take a look at the work that is going on and where you can find more information on projects that interest you. As always, don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions.
The Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan addresses the future of Eugene through goals and regulatory policies regarding land use that includes the Urban Growth Boundary. These policies guide the City as it develops work programs, conducts long-range planning, prepares budget and capital improvement programs, makes public investments, and develops related investment programs.
One of the pillars of Envision Eugene, Pillar 7 – “Provide for adaptable, flexible and collaborative implementation,” specifically calls for a monitoring system to collect and track key information. Pillar 7 acknowledges that while Eugene’s new comprehensive plan is based on well-founded assumptions about what will happen in the future, not all of the assumptions will be correct and the plan needs to be flexible enough to address changing conditions and needs in the community.
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 City of Eugene and the Lane Transit District (LTD) are working with regional partners and the community to determine what investments are needed on some of our most important transportation corridors for people using transit, and facilities for people walking and biking. Moving Ahead will prioritize transit, walking, and biking projects along these corridors so that they can be funded and built in the near-term.
Whether you live or work in River Road or Santa Clara, chances are you’ve got a few stories to tell about the neighborhood. The River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations, in collaboration with neighbors, businesses, the City of Eugene, and Lane County, are creating a vision that will guide decision-making in River Road and Santa Clara for decades to come.