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, consistent with legal requirements. The amendments include:

  • Greenway setbacks 
  • Limits on Maximum Length of Building Facades
  • Limitations on Walls and Fencing
  • Pedestrian Access Standards
  • Native Landscape Buffering Standards
  • Greenway Specific Tree Preservation Standards

If the proposed amendments are adopted, an applicant proposing to develop housing within the Greenway will be able to choose to proceed under a set of new clear and objective standards, or choose to proceed using the existing discretionary criteria under sections 9.8800-9.8825 of the Eugene Code. The proposed code amendments will not change the adopted Willamette Greenway boundary.

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. What is the Action Plan? How does it support the Neighborhood Plan?
5. What happens after adoption? What does Plan implementation look like?
6. What changes might affect the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods?
7. Will the Neighborhood Plan impact annexation?
8. Why is River Road a key transit corridor? How does this relate to Envision Eugene?
9. How will the Neighborhood Plan impact traffic? What transportation improvements are planned?
10. How will Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC) impact parking requirements?
11. What parks are planned in River Road-Santa Clara?
12. Who maintains the riverfront? How can I submit a maintenance request or report illegal activity?
13. What current regulations guide development along the Willamette River? What about other local waterways and natural resources?
14. What changes are being proposed in the Citywide Willamette River Greenway Code Amendments?
15. Do River Road and Santa Clara residents have access to a library?