What changes are being proposed in the Citywide Willamette River Greenway Code Amendments?

The proposed Willamette River Greenway Code Amendments are intended to provide a clear and objective set of approval criteria and standards for the review and approval of proposed housing development within the Willamette River Greenway. The proposed amendments will not change the adopted Willamette Greenway boundary. The draft amendments propose:

  • A clear and objective set of approval criteria available for proposed housing within the Willamette Greenway. 
  • Potential changes to the City’s existing Willamette Greenway permit procedures and criteria to use a Type II land use application process for housing within the Willamette Greenway. 
  • A map showing a setback from the Willamette River applicable to proposed housing uses.
  • A Design Plan, as required by Statewide Planning Goal 15.  

To learn more, check out the Willamette Greenway FAQ or visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/764/Land-Use-Code-Amendments.  

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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?