Campus Plan Amendment

Campus Plan Amendment Area

Purpose

To amend the Campus Plan to incorporate the university’s land north of Franklin Boulevard to accommodate essential future campus development and connect people to the Willamette River based on the new Conditional Use Permit (2018).

Background

The Campus Plan guides all campus development by establishing the principles and patterns to achieve a shared vision.  This shared vision ensures physical changes to campus will lead the University of Oregon toward a unified and successful campus design supporting its mission of teaching, discovery, and service.  Currently much of the university’s land north of Franklin Boulevard is not incorporated into the Campus Plan because it was previously reserved for the purposes of a research park (the subject of a City of Eugene Conditional Use Permit that expired in 2012) and some of the land has only been recently acquired by the university. 

Scope

The Campus Plan is organized by 12 Principles.  While all 12 principles apply, the amendments will primarily focus on Principle 2 – Open-space Framework, Principle 3 – Densities, and Principle 12 – Design Area Special Conditions. Specifically, the amendments will use the Framework Vision Project and Conditional Use Permit as the basis to establish a framework of designated open spaces and major campus pathways, establish building density guidelines, and identify development opportunities and constraints.  Updates to other areas of the Campus Plan will be included as needed to result in a complete and comprehensive Plan. 

Status

The Campus Plan amendment process began in Winter Term 2020 with the original goal of completing the process by the end of the 2019/2020 academic year. Due to the current remote-work environment, the schedule will be adjusted to ensure engagement with the campus community.

Process 

The Campus Plan amendment is part of a years-long, multi-step planning process for university land north of Franklin Boulevard.  All previous steps have included extensive public outreach. 

 

Summary of Land Uses and Campus Process

 

Engagement

The Campus Plan amendment is a Campus Planning Committee (CPC) process led by the Office of Campus Planning.  Throughout the process opportunities for engagement will be provided.  Leadership from academic colleges, Research and Innovation, Student Life, and university administration will be engaged at the outset of the amendment process.  Campus Planning will facilitate open houses during the process to provide information and receive feedback from interested members of the university and wider community.  As this is a CPC process CPC members will be directly engaged during multiple CPC meetings to provide direction and feedback.  The CPC process culminates with a CPC public hearing and the committee taking action in the form of a recommendation to the President.   
 
Engagement opportunities will be posted on this web page and announced via the interested parties email list. 

Materials

Site History and Additional Background Information

Campus Physical Framework Vision Project

North Campus Conditional Use Permit

Final Report of the Riverfront Research Park Review Committee (1998) (pdf)

ASUO Riverfront Vision Plan (2012) (pdf)

 

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact:

Aaron Olsen, ASLA
Landscape Planning Associate
(541) 346-5564