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Jefferson Westside to host Q&A on HB 2001 March 28th

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Jefferson Westside Neighbors (JWN) invite you to a Zoom forum, The City of Eugene’s Implementation of HB 2001, Mon. Mar. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join your neighbors to ask questions about proposed regulations for density, minimum lot sizes, maximum building height, tree protections, and other changes.

This session will be moderated by Ted M. Coopman and Rene Kane. Ted is current JWN chair and Rene is a former JWN Chair and retired City of Eugene neighborhood liaison (HRNI).

Paul Conte, another former JWN chair who worked on the alternative proposal developed by neighborhood leaders, will cover some basics and then answer questions.

The City Council is poised to adopt sweeping code amendments that will eliminate single-family zoning across all of Eugene. The changes will not apply to existing subdivisions that are exempted by private contracts known as “Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions.”

Many Eugene residents and property owners do not yet have a full and accurate understanding of the changes that these code amendments may bring to neighborhoods.

The City Planning Division staff proposed, and the Planning Commission has recommended, a set of amendments that go well beyond what is required by State law (i.e., House Bill 2001).

A group of neighborhood leaders has proposed an alternative that would amend the residential zones’ lot and development standards only to the degree necessary to conform to state requirements.

The program will consist of two sections. Section 1 seeks clarification of specific aspects of the proposal code and highlights differences between the two proposals:

  • Middle housing types — Just enumerated, not discussed
  • Attached/detached multiplexes
  • Minimum lot size, including lot division
  • Explicit and effective density
  • Maximum height
  • Tree protection
  • Solar protections

Section 2 is a question and answer session with the audience.

Participation Rules: This meeting is intended to be a place for the respectful and civil exchange of ideas and information. We ask all in attendance to honor this ethic by keeping questions and comments civil, concise and without commentary of a personal nature.

  • All participants will be muted by default. Please DO NOT unmute, until you have been recognized by a moderator to ask your question.
  • The audience has two options for asking questions, via the chat or speaking.
  • To assist moderation, please ask questions or ask to speak via the chat function only. If you can’t access the chat, you can use the “raise hand” function.
  • To ask a question in chat, simply write it out and a moderator will read it.
  • To ask a question orally, ask to be recognized (“I have a question”) in chat. Keep questions brief and, like Jeopardy, in the form of a question.
  • Similar questions may be combined and redundant questions skipped at the moderator’s discretion.
  • This is not a forum for individual statements. Please do not clutter the chat with statements or commentary. Please respect others’ time by keeping your questions brief and without commentary.

Topic: HB 2001 Q&A
Time: Mar 28, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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