The critical role that the South Willamette Special Area Zone plays in Envision Eugene is demonstrating how the city plans to accommodate infill and redevelopment in a way that preserves neighborhood livability. Envision Eugene identified key corridors and core commercial areas, directs the city to do area planning along corridors, and directs the city to develop compatible design transitions between different land uses, especially corridors and lower density residential areas. Existing zoning and planning documents allow for a significant amount of growth, both commercial development and housing, under minimal code standards. The pivotal question is whether the neighborhood will be ready for new development, whether plans will be in place to avoid the consequences of the existing zoning. The South Willamette Concept Plan recognized this opportunity – an opportunity to avoid problems that have plagued other neighborhoods and to build the community people want for the future.