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Envision Eugene Newsletter
What's New with Envision Eugene?
May 26th, 2017
As we transition from the Planning Commission phase of the urban growth boundary (UGB) adoption process to the City Council and Board of County Commissioners phase, we want to highlight some of the adjustments that were made to the documents that support adoption of our UGB - the UGB Adoption Package. This week's newsletter focuses on the Clear Lake Expansion area and the Clear Lake Overlay Zone where the majority of the adjustments to the UGB Adoption Package were made. You can always find more information about Envision Eugene on our website.
The Clear Lake Expansion Area
 As part of adopting our own UGB, we are proposing two modest expansions for jobs, parks and a school. This  video provides an overview of the proposed expansion areas. 

The larger of the two proposed expansion areas is around Clear Lake Road, where an additional 924 acres would provide space for 3,000 jobs, a 222 acre community park, and a much needed school for the Bethel community.

The Clear Lake Overlay Zone, a proposed new land use tool, was developed to protect neighborhood livability and the large lots in the area. The first draft of the Clear Lake Overlay Zone was modified during the Planning Commission phase of the UGB adoption process in response to public testimony, and Planning Commissioner suggestions. The intent of these changes is to make it harder to divide large lots in the overlay zone, adjust the prohibited uses, and make the new code easier to administer. The latest version of our Clear Lake Fact Sheet contains a summary of the changes that were made. 

How, Where and When to Expand?
Oregon land use law and our community vision call for sensitive expansion of Eugene's urban area. This is why we can only expand when and where there is a documented need, being mindful of sensitive wetlands, and high value farm and forest land. Our technical analysis shows that both the Clear Lake and the Santa Clara expansion areas will minimize impacts on the natural environment, while supporting our community's needs and balancing the pillars of Envision Eugene.
UGB Work Sessions
During this phase of the UGB adoption process both the Eugene City Council and the Lane County Board of Commissioners will hold separate work sessions on the proposal before holding a joint work session and public hearing, scheduled for June 27th. Members of the public are welcome to attend these sessions to learn more about what is contained in the UGB Adoption Package.
Eugene City Council
Work Session
June 12th, 5:30 pm
Harris Hall, 125 E 8th, Eugene
Lane County Bard of Commissioners
Work Session
June 13th, Time TBD
Harris Hall, 125 E 8th, Eugene
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