The Planning Division encompasses current and community planning and strives to promote a livable, sustainable, beautiful, and prosperous Eugene by facilitating the community's vision implemented through adopted policies, plans, and partnerships.
Increase community livability and quality of life through managed growth that is consistent with the pillars of Envision Eugene
Facilitate development that incorporates quality urban design and protection of historic and natural resources
Facilitate community dialogue and understanding of land use planning issues
Ensure that development standards of the land use code are met with each development
Collaborate with neighboring jurisdictions to provide regional comprehensive planning
Continually adjust and improve policies and regulations, through ongoing monitoring of land use factors, to better meet community best outcomes
Permit Information Center Open for Business with Modifications
While the Planning and Development Department continues to provide regular service to the community, in-person lobby services may be available at limited capacity as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. For updates and hours of in-person services at our Permit and Information Center, please clickHERE.
Urban Design is the process of shaping the physical setting for life in our city; it operates at the intersection of architecture, city planning, transportation and engineering, real estate economics, landscape design, and ecology. The result is a comprehensive approach to every project that uplifts the social, environmental, and financial quality of the buildings, streets, sidewalks, and spaces where we play out our lives.
Eugene’s Historic Preservation Program seeks to increase public awareness of this history and character and to facilitate preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures, landscape features, and other culturally significant objects and areas. Just as the Willamette River, Skinner and Spencer Buttes, and the Cascades define Eugene’s natural surroundings, our historic buildings and neighborhoods trace Eugene’s history and help define the character of our city and of the Northwest.