How quickly might changes start to happen?

Most properties with proposed zone changes are currently developed and redevelopment will likely be gradual. See this map of where current development is happening and where remaining vacant land exists in Eugene’s UGB. The proposed zoning can allow and encourage certain land uses and remove development barriers in the land use code, but the timing and pace of development will be based on market demand, construction industry capacity, construction costs, land values, infrastructure, property owner interest and several other factors. Expanding available development incentives could be considered by decision makers in the future to help improve the feasibility of development.

In addition, the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods are a patchwork of City (incorporated) and County (unincorporated) properties. Annexation (sometimes called “incorporation”) is the legal process by which unincorporated properties become part of a city and can be developed with urban levels of development. The Draft Proposed Zoning Map shows proposed zone changes for both incorporated and unincorporated properties, however proposed changes will only apply to properties within the City limits and to unincorporated areas as property owners choose to annex. Annexation is voluntary and must be initiated by the property owner, under current City of Eugene policy (additional state statutes apply).

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1. What is the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan?
2. Why are we developing a neighborhood plan for the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods?
3. What will the Neighborhood Plan do?
4. Where will the Neighborhood Plan apply?
5. Why is River Road a key transit corridor? How does this relate to Envision Eugene?
6. How does the Neighborhood Plan relate to MovingAhead?
7. What is the Action Plan? How will it be implemented?
8. What is the River Road Corridor Study? How does it connect to the Neighborhood Plan?
9. What is the River Road-Santa Clara Special Area Zone? Where will it apply?
10. What changes might affect the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods outside of the Special Area Zone?
11. How does House Bill 2001 impact River Road and Santa Clara?
12. How quickly might changes start to happen?
13. How do the proposed zone changes impact your property?
14. Will the Neighborhood Plan impact annexation?
15. How will the Neighborhood Plan impact traffic? What transportation improvements are planned?
16. How will the Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking impact parking requirements?
17. What parks are planned in River Road-Santa Clara?
18. Who maintains the riverfront? How can I submit a maintenance request or report illegal activity?
19. What current regulations guide development along the Willamette River? What about other local waterways and natural resources?
20. What changes are being proposed in the Citywide Willamette River Greenway Code Amendments?
21. What’s different about the proposed Willamette River Greenway Overlay in the draft River Road-Santa Clara Special Area Zone?
22. Do River Road and Santa Clara residents have access to a library?