Party in the Parks

Coming this summer to your neighborhood.
  • Tugman Park: June 19th
  • Willakenzie Park June 26th
  • Churchill Sports Park: July 10th
  • Maurie Jacobs: July 17th
  • Bethel Community Park: August 7th
  • Washington Jefferson Skate Park:  August 14th
  • Arrowhead Park: August 21st
Eugene Sunday Streets
  • Downtown: Sunday July 29th noon to 4pm
  • EUG Parade! : 10am-noon
  • West Eugene/Churchill: Sunday September 23rd noon to 4pm

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C-2 Zoning Work Session Scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A C-2 Zoning Work Session was requested by City Council through a poll initiated by Ward 2 Councilor Betty Taylor, including a number of questions related to the C-2 Community Commercial zone.  The work session is intended to provide answers to Councilor Taylor’s questions.

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 12pm at Harris Hall

Here’s how the code describes C-2: “The C-2 Community Commercial zone is designed to implement the Metro Plan by providing areas for community commercial uses. These areas usually include at least 5 acres and not more than 40 acres, and are intended to include a wide range of purchaser goods and entertainment, office, and service needs for a support population smaller than that of the metropolitan area but larger than that of a neighborhood.”

C-2 allows buildings up to 120 feet tall and is intended for commercial areas but exists in much less suitable sites. Continue reading

Housing and Homelessness Committee Meeting Thursday, May 24 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Housing and Homelessness Committee Meeting will take place Thursday, May 24 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the McNail-Riley house. Regan Watjus, Homeless Policy Analyst for the City of Eugene, will join us to share information about the city’s direction in addressing homelessness and neighborhood group involvement.

Housing and homelessness subcomittee (4)

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City of Eugene, Human Rights & Neighborhood Involvement 2017 Hate and Bias Report

The Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement (HRNI) coordinated the release of the 2017 Hate and Bias Report with this forum to provide context to the report. This report is made possible through collaboration with the Eugene Police Department (EPD) and HRNI. There were 87 reported crimes motivated by hate, and 51 recorded non-criminal incidents.

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Land Use Code Amendendment Vote at Eugene City Council Meeting: May 14, 2018

The City Council is scheduled to take action on three ordinances pertaining to land use code amendments. The first ordinance includes amendments related to the allowance of secondary dwellings. The goal of the proposed amendments is to expand the areas in which secondary dwellings are allowed in the City, as required by recent state legislation (Phase 1 Implementation of Senate Bill 1051).

The proposed amendments focus on where secondary dwellings will be allowed in the City and will increase the number of zones where secondary dwellings are permitted. Continue reading

Downtown Update to Eugene City Council: May 14, 2018

Monday’s city council work session will provide an opportunity for council to receive an update on strategies being implemented to support downtown placemaking, urban parks, public safety and social services. These strategies are implemented through staffing, physical improvements and programing.

Staff will review work to date, speak about what has been learned and how that informs our plans for the future, and provide a preview of efforts and activities planned for the summer season. The work session will provide Council with information in regards to funding for the 2018 season.

When: Monday, 05/14/2018 Agenda

Residential Streets Focus for Busy Road Construction Season

by Cindy Koehler, Human Rights & Neighborhood Involvement

Eugene Public Works is planning for another busy year of road construction projects. In all, construction crews will rebuild or resurface more than 20 roads throughout the city. While most of the projects are on local, residential streets, crews will improve four main corridors as well as enhance safety features for people who walk and bike. Combined, the improvements are expected to total more than $10 million and repave a total of more than 18 lane miles of streets.

The larger projects include portions of West 11th Avenue (Bertelson Road to Danebo), Garfield Street (Roosevelt to 6th Avenue), 7th Place (Bailey Hill Road to Highway 99), and West Amazon Drive. The rest of the work, 17 roads, will be primarily residential streets.

Most of the funding for these capital projects come from the 2012 voter-approved bond measure. As part of the Public Works’ Enhanced Street Repair Program, the City will also resurface Spring Boulevard (south of 27th Avenue) and Jeppesen Acres (east of Gilham), along with several smaller streets. Continue reading

NLC Meeting Minutes April 2018 [draft]

Note taker: Wayne Wilson                                     Date: 4/24/18

PUBLIC COMMENT: (Speaker and topic, contact info if provided/necessary)

  • John Jaworksi – NEN, Shared neighborhood leaders progress working on SDCs, provided handout (included with minutes), contact at
  • Steve Piercy – FAN, Transportation Vision Zero, contact at
    Todd Boyle – Amazon, low-income housing advocacy, contact at

GUEST SPEAKERS: (Speaker and topic, contact info or resources, links, etc.)

Eben Fodor – Middle Housing?
A presentation and conversation around housing, zoning, neighborhoods and potential big changes to all three looming on the horizon. While the goal of providing a growing population with more housing choices and more affordable options is widely accepted, Continue reading