River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Project Background

The River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations, City and County staff, consultants and neighborhood volunteers have been working together since the spring of 2017 to create a neighborhood plan for the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods. The River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan will focus on five topic areas - Land Use, Economic Development, Transportation, Parks and Natural Resources, and Community.

Current Phase: Prepare Adoption Package and Community Vetting

In Spring 2021, the project team received direction from the Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners to move into the Adoption Phase and prepare a plan adoption package for community review.

The adoption package will include:

  • Neighborhood Plan Document: articulates the community vision in a goal and policy document that will be a formally adopted, legally binding land use plan
  • Action Plan: a non-regulatory document to guide implementation of the vision
  • Plan and Code Amendments: to implement certain actions and support the vision for the area
  • Plan Designation and Zone Change Tables and Maps: to encourage active neighborhood centers and a variety of housing types

Next Steps

The adoption package preparation will include community outreach and opportunities for input as the Community Advisory Committee, River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations, and staff prepare and recommend a draft plan to the Planning Commissions. Then, the Planning Commissions will form a recommendation to City Council and the Board of Commissioners. The Council and Board will then consider and ultimately act on the adoption package.

Engage

Stay tuned for opportunities to provide input and participate in community outreach in the coming months. In the meantime, use the tools below to “Ask a Question,” tell us a “Neighborhood Story,” or share where you live, work, or own a business on the "Neighborhood Map."


Visit the Project Updates tool for up to date project happenings!

Project Background

The River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations, City and County staff, consultants and neighborhood volunteers have been working together since the spring of 2017 to create a neighborhood plan for the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods. The River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan will focus on five topic areas - Land Use, Economic Development, Transportation, Parks and Natural Resources, and Community.

Current Phase: Prepare Adoption Package and Community Vetting

In Spring 2021, the project team received direction from the Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners to move into the Adoption Phase and prepare a plan adoption package for community review.

The adoption package will include:

  • Neighborhood Plan Document: articulates the community vision in a goal and policy document that will be a formally adopted, legally binding land use plan
  • Action Plan: a non-regulatory document to guide implementation of the vision
  • Plan and Code Amendments: to implement certain actions and support the vision for the area
  • Plan Designation and Zone Change Tables and Maps: to encourage active neighborhood centers and a variety of housing types

Next Steps

The adoption package preparation will include community outreach and opportunities for input as the Community Advisory Committee, River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations, and staff prepare and recommend a draft plan to the Planning Commissions. Then, the Planning Commissions will form a recommendation to City Council and the Board of Commissioners. The Council and Board will then consider and ultimately act on the adoption package.

Engage

Stay tuned for opportunities to provide input and participate in community outreach in the coming months. In the meantime, use the tools below to “Ask a Question,” tell us a “Neighborhood Story,” or share where you live, work, or own a business on the "Neighborhood Map."


Visit the Project Updates tool for up to date project happenings!

  • River Road-Santa Clara Stormwater and Natural Resource Projects

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
    supporting image

    One of the five Topic Areas to be addressed in the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan is Parks and Natural Resources. The River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods contain a bounty of natural beauty, including access to the Willamette River and to over 227 acres of parks, recreation and open space. From Awbrey Park to Rasor Park, wildlife in River Road-Santa Clara flourishes in and around the neighborhoods. A key component to ensuring the protection of both wildlife and habitat is comprehensive and coordinated stormwater management.

    Eugene receives 47 inches of rain per year on average. In a natural environment, the rich, pervious soils in the River Road-Santa Clara neighborhoods would absorb most of this water. However, where buildings, parking lots, and roads cover the ground, water cannot infiltrate. As water washes over these impervious surfaces it becomes stormwater, picking up dirt, debris, and pollutants along the way. Stormwater includes anything that flows into the storm drain. Stormwater management helps to ensure that our waterways and aquifers are kept clean of debris and significant pollutants. The City and the County work together in the mixed jurisdictional River Road-Santa Clara area to ensure that requirements set by the federal Clean Water Act are met. City and County staff also work towards advancing best practices through pilot projects, community education and awareness, and problem solving.

    For information on current and upcoming stormwater and natural resource projects in River Road - Santa Clara check out the Stormwater and Natural Resources Handout and the Parks and Natural Resources Map.

  • Spring 2021 Updates to Decision-Makers

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    This spring, the project team will be presenting to the Eugene and Lane County Planning Commissions, Eugene City Council, and Lane County Board of Commissioners on the status of the project. We will be asking for a recommendation on land use code amendments that require City and/or County approval to include in the adoption package and approval to move into the Adoption Phase.

    See Upcoming Project Updates for details on the upcoming meetings as they become available.


Page last updated: 13 October 2021, 16:23