Urban Reserves

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Planning for the Next Two Generations

Urban reserves are lands outside the urban growth boundary (UGB) that can be considered a first priority if and when Eugene needs to expand for its growing population. Land included in urban reserves will remain rural, and cannot be urbanized, unless it is brought into the city’s UGB through a formal process for expansion. 

City of Eugene and Lane County have been working jointly on urban reserve planning since January 2018. In fall 2020, the Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners moved to initiate the public review and adoption process for the proposed Eugene urban reserves, which is enough land to meet the projected needs of 27-years of growth beyond 2032, to 2059, while preserving the highest value farmland and additional properties with higher value soils. 

City Council and Board of County Commissioners Adopt Urban Reserves! 

On April 10, 2023, the Eugene City Council voted 7-1 to adopt Ordinance 20686 which establishes urban reserves for Eugene. Then, on April 11, 2023, the County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Ordinance PA 1388 establishing urban reserves for Eugene.

Prior to adoption, the Lane County Board of Commissioners and the Eugene City Council held a joint public hearing on February 28, 2023.  On February 7, 2023, the County Board of Commissioners held a work session and on  February 15, 2023, the City Council held a work session.

Map of the proposed urban reserves with text across that says, Eugene Urban Reserves Web Map Opens in new window

To find out where your property is located in relation to the urban reserves, please visit the Eugene Urban Reserves web map or view a PDF version.

Review the Adoption Materials

  1. City and County Ordinances

The proposed ordinances below will establish urban reserves for the City of Eugene. 

  1. Plan Amendments
  1. Intergovernmental Agreements
  1. Findings
  1. Public Engagement
  1. Urban Reserves Study
  1. Technical Memo
  1. Public Notice
  1. Testimony

The record reviewed by the Planning Commission's can viewed here

The record reviewed by the City Council and County Board of Commissioners can be viewed here.

Project Background

  1. Project Overview
  2. Technical Analysis
  3. Suitability Analysis
  4. Options Analysis
  5. Direction
  6. PC Recommendation

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Rebecca Gershow

    Senior Planner

    99 W. 10th Avenue

    Eugene, OR 97401


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