Neighbors, property owners, and business owners will have an opportunity to review and provide feedback on proposed design code for the South Willamette area at an upcoming Community Workshop on Wednesday, September 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard Street).
The proposed design code creates rules for new development in the South Willamette area that align with the South Willamette Concept Plan which was created by the community between 2011 and 2013. The vision includes an attractive, healthy, walkable neighborhood with successful businesses and new opportunities for jobs and housing. The Concept Plan is different from the recent street planning process which focused on options for travel lanes along Willamette Street.
The proposed design code will set higher standards for design and compatibility while providing flexibility tied to public benefits such as open space. In addition, new rules will help create more walkable streets. These and other ideas build on many years of discussion and are an important step in allowing the community’s long-term vision to become reality.
Workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed code and share feedback. City planners will be on-hand to answer questions. Input gathered at the workshop will help inform the Eugene Planning Commission as they craft a recommendation later this fall.
More information on the South Willamette Concept Plan including Frequently Asked Questions and summaries of proposed design code standards are available on the City’s website at www.eugene-or.gov/sw-saz.