Land Use Code Amendments
Secondary / Accessory Dwellings (City File CA 18-1)
Implementation of Senate Bill 1051
City Council approved amendments to the land use code related to the allowance of secondary or accessory dwellings on June 11, 2018. Copies of the ordinances are available here Opens a New Window. and here Opens a New Window. .
The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) issued a decision remanding the City Council’s ordinances on November 29, 2018, meaning they are no longer in effect. LUBA’s decision is available here Opens a New Window. .
City Council held a work session on February 20, 2019 to begin addressing the remand. Meeting materials and a webcast of the meeting are available here. At the meeting, Council reviewed the accessory dwelling regulations raised in the LUBA appeal to provide an initial determination if they are “reasonable regulations relating to siting and design” consistent with SB 1051. Council provided direction for staff to return with a proposed ordinance to eliminate some regulations along with findings to justify how the remaining regulations raised in the LUBA appeal are consistent with SB 1051. The regulations proposed to be removed are:
- Prohibition on New Flag Lots
- Owner/Occupancy Requirement
- Maximum Bedroom Limitation
- Maximum Occupancy Limitation
- Dog Keeping Limitation
City Council Public Hearing
The City Council public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for May 20, 2019 at 7:30pm in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Avenue in the Lane County Public Service Building). The following materials for the public hearing are now available for review:
- Public Hearing Notice
- Summary of Amendments
- Draft Ordinance
- Draft Findings Addressing ORS 197.312(5)
- Draft Findings Addressing Eugene Code 9.8065
- Draft Findings that would be used if Council decides to retain the accessory dwelling standards initially identified for removal
- Testimony through May 6, 2019
- City Council Agenda and Materials for the May 20, 2019 Public Hearing
- Testimony from May 7 through June 17, 2019
A City Council work session and possible action is currently scheduled for Wednesday October 23, 2019 at noon.
Testimony received since June 17, 2019 is available here:
The City of Eugene is looking at updating the current bicycle parking standards. The revisions focus on simplifying and improving clarity of standards identified in Eugene's land use code. For more information, contact Reed Dunbar at 541-682-5727 or RDunbar@eugene-or.gov.