Tuesday, November 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
EMU, 1395 University St.
- Project Description
- Project Overview Presentation
- Site Tour - Slideshow
- Site Tour - Poster
- North Campus Area Map
- Existing Conditions Map
- Feedback Summary Diagram
- Riparian Assessment Report
- Draft Utilities Report
- Conceptual Study of Riverfront Area (north of train tracks):
- Master Site Plan Documents (Draft)
- Context Map
- Building Heights and Precedents
- Community Stakeholder Questions
The purpose of the North Campus Conditional Use Permit Project is to complete a land use application package that will be approved by the City, so that the university may improve and develop its land for its needs as opportunities arise. The master site plan will meet the requirements of the land use code, using the concepts of the Framework Vision Project as a basis.
The North Campus Conditional Use Permit Project consists of the following parts:
- A conceptual study of the university’s land between the railroad tracks and the Willamette River (to inform the master site plan), using the Framework Vision Project as a basis;
- A master site plan for North Campus (delineated by the S-RP zone boundary), meeting the requirements of the City of Eugene land use code and using the Framework Vision Project as a basis; and
- A land use application package for City of Eugene approval through the Conditional Use Permit process and concurrent applications.
July through October 2017
- Conceptual Study Work
- Master Site Plan Development
- Stakeholder Input
- Conceptual Study and Draft Master Site Plan Complete
- Community Feedback (Open House 11/8, Neighborhoods Meeting 11/8)
- Campus Planning Committee Review (11/28)
Finalize Master Site Plan and Land Use Application Package
Submit Land Use Application Package to the City
June to July 2018
Conditional Use Permit Hearing (anticipated)
Below is a link to a diagram summarizing key stakeholder priorities (although it is not an exhaustive list):
What we Heard Diagram
Project updates will be primarily shared through Around the O. You may also request to be on an e-mail distribution list to receive updates.
Feedback from the wider community will be primarily gathered during the month of November. There will be two opportunities to view presentations and materials in person and provide feedback. These are the public open house (12-5 pm) and neighborhoods meeting (6-7:30 pm) on November 8. We will also post materials on the web page and provide a comment box. As mentioned, you may also contact Campus Planning directly.
Locate new buildings in places that are inappropriate for those building types (i.e., locate an administrative building in the campus core, which must be reserved for academics and classrooms so that students and faculty can get to their next class, a function that is essential to the university’s mission);
Build in neighboring areas with potential negative impacts to neighbors;
Further spread university uses off-campus;
Have constrained options for surge or replacement space, which will become all the more necessary as we build and improve research facilities and offices for new tenure-track faculty, one of President Schill’s initiatives for excellence;
Be in a situation where areas of North Campus continue to be unsafe and an eyesore; and
Remain isolated from the Willamette River, the UO’s most underappreciated natural asset. Connecting to the river will open opportunities for research, teaching outdoors, recreation, improving the ecology of the river’s edge, and improving pedestrian and bicycle connectivity.
Questions and Answers
Does the university intend to build along the river?
The Framework Vision Project recommends most of the future building development to be located south of the railroad tracks. The area north of the tracks, along the river, is envisioned to be used primarily for athletic fields for physical education and other uses that are compatible with the riverfront and its habitat. The conceptual study of this area will look at athletic field options, the feasibility of other university uses and support facilities, bike path configurations, riparian restoration, and field lighting and stormwater drainage that is sensitive to the riparian habitat. Any buildings proposed north of the tracks would likely be smaller in scale and/or have a purpose related to this unique location along the river.
How is the Conditional Use Permit Project different from the Campus Plan Amendment process?
The purpose of the Conditional Use Permit Project is to complete a land use application package that meets the requirements of the code. The master site plan for the land use package will provide less detail than in the Campus Plan Amendment. The Campus Plan Amendment is the university’s process that will establish principles and guidelines for North Campus that provide the same level of detail as those for the rest of campus. For example, the amendment will establish an open space framework, major pathways, and density guidelines, and identify development opportunities and constraints.
Is the Knight Campus building site within the S-RP zone? Will this project impact the Knight Campus Project's timeline?
No. The building site for the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, located on Franklin Boulevard between Onyx Street and Riverfront Parkway, is not within the S-RP zone. This project will also not have any impact on the timeline of the Knight Campus Project. However, the new conditional use permit will allow for a parking structure to serve the Knight Campus in a location consistent with the Framework Vision Project. It is anticipated that the timing of the land use approval will work within the timeline to meet Knight Campus's parking needs.
Page updated October 31, 2017