Lane Memorial Metro Plan Amendment - EPC Hearing 12/8/2009

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Lane Memorial Metro Plan Amendment - EPC Hearing 12/8/2009

Postby Kevin » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:16 pm

Dear Friends,

This looks like another serious outer-UGB, climate-busting sprawl Metro Plan Amendment we need to address urgently, with 28 acres to go from open space to sprawl development. According to the Eugene Planning Commission (EPC) web page, the hearing is:

Lane Memorial Metro Plan Amendment
Tuesday, 12/08/2009
6:00 PM
Sloat Room

The application needs to checked out carefully in terms of endangered species critical habitat conflicts, local traffic impacts, Metro VMT increases, Goal 5 scenic conflicts, etc., etc. It may include changes to Metro Plan policies designed to allow it to be passed.

It's clear pretty much just by location that the change of this outer-edge open space to residential and office is a bad idea. But as usual, stopping it is likely to require a regulatory hook.

You may be able to download the EPC agenda item packet at this URL:
http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server. ... ched=true#

The general EPC web page is linked clearly here:
http://www.eugeneneighbors.org/wiki/Cit ... %2C_Oregon

This large Metro Plan amendment looks like another planning sneaker wave on our community's environment. I hope someone can get organized quickly to analyze and testify against these plan changes!

with best wishes,

Kevin


Note:

"The following items are included in the file record for this application, and are available for review at the Planning Division (the Planning Commission will be provided a copy of these materials):

"Applicant's Metro Plan Amendment Application Materials, dated February 27, 2009
"Applicant's Traffic Impact Analysis, dated February 27, 2009
"Applicant's Zone Change Application Materials, dated September 30, 2009
"Applicant's Metro Plan and Zone Change Supplemental Materials, dated September 30, 2009"

Given that the traffic impact analysis, for instance, is one of the critical elements, in-person-only review could be seen as a bit negative toward public involvement.

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