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. 

Joint Public Hearing Scheduled for  February 28, 2023

The Lane County Board of Commissioners and the Eugene City Council are scheduled to hold a joint public hearing on February 28, at 6:00 pm. The adoption materials are available for review below. The complete agenda, meeting materials, and staff report for the joint  public hearing will be available for viewing by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.


Prior to the joint public hearing there will be separate work sessions with both the Lane County Board of Commissioners on February 7, 2023 and with the Eugene City Council on February 15, 2023


Meeting links and materials will be posted here and on the Eugene  Public Webcasts and Meeting Materials webpage. For past meetings links and materials please scroll to the bottom of the page.


Upcoming Meetings:

  • Lane County Board of Commissioners Work Session on February 7, 2023 on February 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm (Agenda)
  • Eugene City Council Work Session on February 15, 2023 at 12:00 pm 
  • Lane County Board of  Commissioners and the Eugene City Council Joint Public Hearing on February 28, at 6:00 pm 

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


Properties included in urban reserves will remain in the county jurisdiction. Take a look at the Property Owner Matrix for more information on City and County differences in services, land use, and taxes.

We want to hear from you! 

See the staff contact information at the bottom of the page . Use the link below to submit testimony by email.  All public testimony received will also be forwarded to the Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners for their consideration before any final action is taken. 

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



Project Background

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



Stay Informed

Interested in getting notified about urban reserves planning work? Sign up for the EUG Planning Newsletter! We will send you monthly project updates through the EUG Planning newsletter and notify you of upcoming meetings and opportunities.


Upcoming Public Meetings 

  • February 7, 2023 at 1:30 pm - Board of County Commissioners Work Session (Agenda, Webstream)
  • February 15, 2023 - Eugene City Council Work Session
  • February 28, 2023 - Joint City Council and Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Rebecca Gershow

    Senior Planner

    99 W. 10th Avenue

    Eugene, OR 97401


    Email

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