Will this process include planning for Rural Reserves?

State law currently only allows communities to designate Rural Reserves in the Portland Metro area. Even though Rural Reserves will not be designated as part of Urban Reserves planning, rural residents should benefit from the greater clarity over what land could be brought into the UGB in the future. By default, any land that is not included in Urban Reserves should remain rural for at least the next 50 years. In addition, rural landowners could work with land trusts to put conservation easements on their property which would limit the future development potential of their land in perpetuity.

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1. What are Urban Reserves?
2. Why are we planning for Urban Reserves?
3. What is the urban growth boundary (UGB)?
4. Will Urban Reserve areas be managed by City of Eugene or Lane County?
5. How long until Urban Reserves are brought into the UGB?
6. Which Urban Reserve land is likely to come into the UGB first?
7. How would the Urban Growth Boundary expansion process be different with Urban Reserves in place? Would we still need to go through all that analysis?
8. Does designating Urban Reserves limit our options for future UGB expansions?
9. What’s the timeline?
10. Why are Urban Reserves important now?
11. Will Urban Reserves change the current Urban Growth Boundary?
12. Will this process include planning for Rural Reserves?
13. How many people are we planning for?
14. So, how large will Urban Reserves be?
15. If the proposed Urban Reserve area is planning for as far out as 2059, won’t your projections and analysis be outdated by then?
16. Return to Urban Reserves Web Page