Land Use Code Amendments
Secondary Dwellings (City File CA 18-1)
Phase 1 Implementation of Senate Bill 1051
The goal of this proposed land use code amendment is to expand the areas in which secondary dwellings are allowed in the City, as required by recent state legislation (Senate Bill 1051). The proposed amendment focuses on where secondary dwellings will be allowed in the City, and will increase the number of zones where secondary dwellings are permitted. To view the proposed land use code changes, click here.
The existing standards for height, setbacks, building size, etc., are proposed to remain in place at this time. Phase 2 is proposed to begin following adoption of Phase 1 and consists of a review and potential update of our existing development standards for secondary dwellings through an inclusive community process. This will allow for the emerging community conversations around housing affordability and neighborhood livability to inform potential changes.
Planning Commission Process
A Planning Commission Public Hearing on the proposed changes was held March 6, 2018. The hearing notice and staff report are available here and here. Following the hearing, the Planning Commission left the record open one week for additional testimony, which is available here. Planning Commission deliberations/action (recommendation to City Council) were held March 26, 2018. The materials for the deliberations meeting are available here.
City Council Process
A hearing before City Council was held April 16, 2018. Notice of the hearing is available here. Materials for the hearing are available here. Testimony submitted between March 13, 2018 (after 5 pm) and April 10, 2018 is available here. Testimony submitted between April 11, 2018 and April 16, 2018 public hearing is available here. Testimony submitted at the public hearing is available here.
Following the public hearing, the City Council left the record open for two weeks for additional testimony. Testimony must be submitted by April 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm.City Council initiated a phased approach for land use code changes to implement Senate Bill 1051 related to secondary dwellings in January 2018. Click here for the council materials
Edison Elementary School Parking (City File CA 18-2)
The proposed land use code amendment would waive parking requirements for a new or remodeled school on the Edison Elementary School site. If the proposed amendment is adopted by the City Council, no on-site parking (parking lot or parking structure) would be required in conjunction with the construction of any future new or remodeled school on the Edison Elementary School site located at 1328 E. 22nd Avenue in Eugene. In lieu of providing on-site parking, Eugene School District 4J would be required to submit a transportation demand management plan that contains strategies for reducing motor vehicle use and parking demand to the City of Eugene for review and approval. City Council initiated this amendment in February. The City Council meeting materials are available here.
To view the proposed land use code changes, click here.
A Planning Commission Public Hearing on the proposed changes was held April 10, 2018. The public hearing notice is available here. Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of the proposed amendment. The webcast of the meeting is available here. A City Council Public Hearing is scheduled for May 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Harris Hall (125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene).
The City of Eugene has begun looking at updating the current bicycle parking standards. The revisions focus on simplifying and improving clarity of standards identified in land use code EC 9.6105. For more information, read on.
Recently Adopted Land Use Code Amendments
The on-line version of Eugene Code Chapter 9 contains all adopted land use code amendments through December 20, 2017. Access the on-line version of Chapter 9 here.