The November JWN General Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:45-9PM
First United Methodist
Church, 1376 Olive St.
Bring a snack to share!
- How Parking Control Works. Travis Hargitt CPM, Operations Manager/ Parksmart Advisor, City of Eugene Parking Services (see article).
Travis Hargitt CPM, Operations Manager/ Parksmart Advisor, City of Eugene Parking Services will speak and answers questions about how parking control works at the JWN November general meeting. You can get more information on the Eugene Parking Permit website.
- Presentations and discussion on HB 2001 impacts and potential JWN responses.
The member-initiated motion put forward on HB 2001 for the October JWN General Meeting was voluntarily withdrawn as the request of the JWN Chair to allow for more discussion on the matter. In all likelihood, a vote on that motion or a revised version will take place in early 2020.
There will be two short presentations on HB 2001 (Eliza Kashinsky) and its potential impacts on the JWN (Paul Conte) followed by a facilitated discussion and Q&A at the November 12 General meeting. Q&A is limited to JWN members. No vote will take place at this meeting. For more information:
Concise description of the zoning provisions in House Bill 2001
HB 2001 requires that by June 30, 2022, Eugene must amend its zoning regulations to allow the development of all “middle” housing types in areas zoned for residential use that allow for the development of detached single-family dwellings, and must allow a duplex on every one of the lots in those areas. “Middle” housing types include: duplex, triplex, quadplex, cottage cluster, and townhouse (actually defined as “row house”).
The JWN has the following four base zones that are encompassed by HB 2001: R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4, as well as two special area zones: S-C Chambers SAZ and S-JW Jefferson-Westside SAZ. All of these zones allow all of the “middle” housing types; however, the R-1 zone limits most lots in the JWN to a single primary dwelling and a single accessory dwelling unit (ADU). There are existing examples of all “middle” housing types in the JWN.
HB 2001 allows Eugene to regulate siting and design of “middle” housing, provided that the regulations do not discourage the development of all “middle” housing types permitted in the area through unreasonable costs or delay. Eugene can also regulate “middle” housing to comply with protective measures adopted pursuant to statewide land use planning goals. Neither of these provisions has yet been clarified as to their specific scope (e.g., what constitutes a “siting” regulation).
As of January 1, 2020, HB 2001 dictates that Eugene’s lot and development regulations for ADUs cannot require that an owner occupy the primary or accessory dwelling and cannot require additional off-street parking for an ADU. Currently all of the JWN’s zones allow either an “ADU” (R-1) or a second dwelling. Only the R-1 zone currently requires owner-occupancy.
As of its adoption, HB 2001 prohibits Eugene from adopting new or newly amended zoning regulations that would prohibit or unreasonably restrict the development of housing that is otherwise allowable under the maximum density of the zoning for the land. Existing regulations are not affected by the provision, and “unreasonably restrict” has not yet been clarified.
The JWN’s zones limit density in two ways: explicitly as the “maximum density” and implicitly by the “minimum lot size.” Currently, the R-1 zone has a maximum density of 14 dwelling units per acre and minimum lot sizes of 4,500 square feet for one dwelling and 6,100 square feet for a primary dwelling and an ADU. All the other zones have higher maximum densities and generally minimum lot sizes of 4,500 square feet (there are a number of exceptions to these criteria).
The full text of HB 2001 is available at:
Eugene’s zoning map is available at:
Eugene’s land use code is available at: