Land Use Code Amendments


Secondary / Accessory Dwellings (City File CA 18-1)
Implementation of Senate Bill 1051

!Updates Coming Soon for 2021 Process!

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 and here.

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of Appeals (LUBA) issued a decision remanding the City Council’s ordinances on November 29, 2018, meaning they are no longer in effect.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.


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 was held May 20, 2019 at 7:30pm. 

Testimony received since January 31, 2019 is available here:

City Council Action

City Council took action on ADUs at their January 21, 2020 work session. Meeting materials are available here.


Digital Sign Code Amendments (City File CA 20-2)

On October 12, 2020, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 20642 amending the Eugene sign code regulations pertaining to digital signs. The goal of the land use code amendments was to modify existing sign code standards to allow and regulate digital billboards and digital readerboards. The  amendments focused on how best to allow conversion of existing billboards to new digital technology with specific standards for maximum size, message change intervals, brightness, location and separation. The amendments also include digital allowances for institutional uses and gas stations and minor changes to the existing sign code suggested by staff to add clarity. 

For more information, contact Mike McKerrow, Associate Planner, at 541-682-5288 or MMckerrow@eugene-or.gov 


Expiration Extension for Approved Land Use Applications (City File CA 20-3)

On October 26th, 2020, the City Council unanimously adopted Ordinance No. 20643 to extend the expiration of Type II and Type III land use approvals for three years as an economic recovery tool in response to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This applies to any Type II or Type III land use application that was effective before November 28th, 2020. Visit here for a full list of Type I and Type II applications.

 

For more information, please contact: Jeff Gepper, Senior Planner, JGepper@eugene-or.gov 


Bicycle Parking

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.




Recently Adopted Land Use Code Amendments

The online version of Eugene Code Chapter 9 contains all adopted land use code amendments through 2018. Access the online version of Chapter 9 here.


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    Alissa Hansen
    Planning Director
    99 W. 10th Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5508

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