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Park BlocksGlenwood is an approximately one square mile area abutted by I-5 on the west and south and the Willamette River on the east and north that lies between the City of Eugene and downtown Springfield. Glenwood has been under Springfield's jurisdiction since 1999.  Development in Glenwood is guided by the Glenwood Refinement Plan, originally adopted by Eugene in 1990, adopted by Springfield in 1999, and amended in 2005 along the Willamette Riverfront north of Franklin Boulevard.  A general lack of urban services has restricted development, hindered redevelopment and constrained widespread improvement in the quality of life in Glenwood.

In 2008, the Springfield City Council initiated a phased project to update the Glenwood Refinement Plan to support and facilitate the redevelopment of Glenwood into an attractive place to live, work and visit.  Following an extensive citizen involvement process, the City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners approved a package of land use amendments for Phase I in 2012. The amendments were ultimately acknowledged by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development in 2014. The American Planning Association gave the Phase I Glenwood Refinement Plan a 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for Economic Planning and Development. 


Over Riverfron Riverfront Street Park


Glenwood Refinement Plan CoverWhat's New!

May 2018

Springfield City Council adopts amendments to relocate Glenwood Riverfront Street Cross-Section Standards from Engineering Manual to Development Code:




Phase I Glenwood Refinement Plan  
GRP Update Background
Supplemental Studies
Project Narrative Existing Conditions Report
Project Goals Wetlands Inventory and Riparian Corridor Assessment
Project Area Natural Resource Wildlife Habitat Assessment
Planning in Oregon Willamette River Bike/Ped Crossing Feasibility Analysis
Council Project Initiative Historic Reconnaissance Level Survey
Prior Planning Efforts
Glenwood North Riverfront Corridor Plan and Policy Recommendations
1999 Glenwood Refinement Plan Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project
2004 Glenwood Riverfront Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
2005 Urban Renewal Plan What is the Glenwood Refinement Plan and why is it being updated?
2007 Franklin Boulevard Study What was considered in developing the Plan?
GRP Update Adoption Documents Does the Glenwood Refinement Plan affect my property?
Adoption Summary What was the citizen involvement process?
2012 Adopting Ordinances What is the vision for the Glenwood Riverfront?
NITA & Petition of Shamrock Homes, LLC What do different housing densities look like?
Respondent's Brief What are the Glenwood Refinement Plan Goals and Plan Components?
LUBA Final Order and Opinion  
2014 Re-adopting Ordinances  


Contact Information
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner




City of Springfield, Oregon