How do the proposed urban reserves differ from the 27-year option?

After receiving direction to proceed with the adoption process from the Board of Commissioners and City Council, a significant amount of work was undertaken. Some of this was policy refinement, drafting plan amendments, developing IGAs with service providers, writing legal findings, and documenting our public engagement process.  In so doing, we also refined our analysis, and the proposed Eugene urban reserve boundary has changed slightly, resulting in 22 fewer developable acres. The proposed urban reserves are still expected to provide the City with approximately a 27-year supply of developable land, covering a planning period of 2032-2059. There was some parkland and LCC land not identified with development capacity on the edge of the study area removed from consideration as part of our suitability analysis, as well as a parcel with land in the Airport’s Runway Protection Zone, north of the Eugene Airport. 

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1. How has the public been involved in the decision-making?
2. How do the proposed urban reserves differ from the 27-year option?
3. Does the Urban Reserves analysis assume that Eugene will continue to grow in the same way? What if Eugene grows more densely?
4. How were the Urban Reserves Options developed?
5. How do Urban Reserves protect high value soils?
6. Which Urban Reserve Option was chosen?
7. Once the City Council and the Board of County Commissioners have adopted Urban Reserves, can it be changed in the future?
8. Return to Urban Reserves Web Page