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City-wide Study Area Composite MapWhy, where, when and how should Springfield grow over the next 20 years?  The Springfield 2030 Plan updates the Comprehensive Plan to guide and support attainment of the community’s livability and economic prosperity goals and redevelopment priorities.  The Plan must address and embrace 21st century challenges and opportunities while fulfilling complex State land use planning requirements to designate where and how much land will be zoned for housing, jobs and commerce to meet Springfield’s projected needs.

The Plan’s goals and policies are an expression of the community’s vision, values and aspirations.  The Plan’s Implementation Actions and Strategies provide a clear road map for how these aspirations will be translated into community investment strategies, partnerships, and development actions to grow and improve Springfield.

Project News

At their January 26th meeting, in Hood River, the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) approved Springfield’s Urban Growth Boundary change. For the changes to become effective, the City must wait for the State to complete the plan acknowledgement process. The Director of the Oregon Development and Land Conservation Department (DLCD) will issue a final  report. The report will initiate a 21-day appeal period. The City anticipates the State report to be issued within the next few months. For more information and to view meeting materials, visit http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/Pages/meetings.aspx.

On December 5 and 6, 2016, Springfield and Lane County co-adopted ordinances to expand Springfield’s urban growth boundary (UGB), and to change Economic and Urbanization land use policies and zoning to establish a 20-year supply of land for job creation. The urban growth boundary expansion and land use policies and zoning changes do not become final until acknowledged by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

Springfield Ordinance 6361 Adopted December 5, 2016
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
Exhibit E
Exhibit F, F-1 Staff Report and Final Findings

Lane County Ordinances Adopted December 6, 2016
PA 1304
PA 1341

Lane County Staff Reports and Attachments
September 2, 2016
November 7, 2016
December 6, 2016

Current Adopted 2030 Plan Policies

Springfield Urban Growth Boundary (Adopted 2011, Ordinance 6268)
Residential Land Use and Housing Element (Adopted 2011, Ordinance 6268)

Linda Pauly
Development and Public Works Department
225 Fifth Street
Springfield, OR 97477

Para obtener información en español, comuníquese con Molly Markarian al 541-726-4611.

This work is being conducted in the context of Springfield’s community values as expressed in the City Council Goals. The Plan will further these goals through updated comprehensive plan policies intended to:

  • Promote compact, orderly and efficient urban development by guiding future growth to planned redevelopment areas within the established portions of the city, and to Employment Opportunity areas where future expansion may occur.
  • Encourage a pattern of mixed land uses and development densities that will locate a variety of different life activities, such as employment, housing, shopping and recreation, in convenient proximity, to encourage and support multiple modes of transportation, including walking, bicycling, and transit, in addition to motor vehicles both within and between neighborhoods and districts.
  • Balance the goals of accommodating growth and increasing average density within the city with the goals to stabilize and preserve the established character of sound older neighborhoods by clearly defining locations where redevelopment is encouraged, and by requiring that redevelopment be guided by a detailed neighborhood refinement or special district plan.
  • Use selective, planned redevelopment at appropriate locations as one method of providing additional land use diversity and choices within districts and neighborhoods currently characterized by a limited range of land uses and activities.
  • In both redevelopment areas and new employment growth areas on the periphery, establish planning and design standards that will promote economically viable development of attractive, affordable and engaging districts and neighborhoods.

Resources and Links
Commercial and Industrial Buildable Lands Inventory and Economic Opportunities Analysis Summary Report - Aug. 2015
Additional Documents and Background

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