Reduced Parking Requirements Effective 12/31/22
The City of Eugene has heard through years of engagement efforts that residents want more housing choices, more transportation options, less pollution, and more equitable outcomes. To accomplish this, CFEC will include a change to the City's approach to parking requirements.
Previously, most new development required a certain number of parking spots be built. Starting January 1, 2023, CFEC eliminates minimum off-street parking requirements in certain situations. There will no longer be required minimum parking for certain types of development, such as smaller housing types, childcare facilities, affordable housing, and shelters. Additionally, there will no longer be minimum off-street parking requirements within one-half mile walking distance of frequent transit corridors (map below).
These changes don't mean that developers can’t build parking, just that the City doesn’t require it. Most developers will continue to provide some parking, but it will be based on what the market demands.
This change to the development review process is the first of several changes to parking requirements as a part of CFEC. At a broader scale, Eugene will also select one of three options to reform parking requirements city-wide. Stay tuned for opportunities to share your thoughts on how the City should approach parking reform.
To submit questions or comments regarding CFEC Parking Reform, please email: CFECParking@eugene-or.gov.