Will Urban Reserves put restrictions on my property?

County staff have developed draft land use policies, based on state rules, to ensure that land designated as Urban Reserves will remain rural while also being prioritized for future urban growth. Any new policies will need to be agreed to by both Eugene and Lane County as part of the Urban Reserves adoption process. Since the Eugene Urban Reserves will affect county land and residents, proposed policies are being led by county staff. The intention of the draft policies are to ensure that development and land division will not hinder the transition to urban land uses and services before land is brought into the UGB.

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1. How do I know if my land is being considered for inclusion in Urban Reserves?
2. What will happen if my property is included in Urban Reserves?
3. Will Urban Reserves put restrictions on my property?
4. What policies are being considered?
5. Can I keep doing what I’m doing on this land if it is included in Urban Reserves?
6. Will I still be able to build a single-family home on my property?
7. Will Urban Reserves impact agreements set out by Homeowners Associations (HOAs) or through Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)?
8. Do I have a choice about whether my property is included Urban Reserves?
9. Will I get City services, such as water and sewer, if my property is included in Urban Reserves?
10. If my property is in Urban Reserves, then brought into the UGB, will I be required to annex into the City?
11. What’s the likelihood that my property will come into the UGB if it’s in Urban Reserves?
12. What will be the impact on my taxes if my property is brought into the UGB?
13. If my property is zoned Exclusive Farm Use and is included in Urban Reserves, would I lose my farm tax deferral? What if my property was brought into the UGB?
14. How will my land value change if my land is in Urban Reserves? How will my taxes change if my land is in the UGB or the city limits?
15. How does Urban Reserves adoption work?
16. When will the public hearings happen?
17. Will the Fall 2021 meetings be virtual or in person?
18. How do I provide my input? Who do I provide it to?
19. Return to Urban Reserves Web Page