Current Status of ADUs in Eugene

See a timeline of ADUs in Eugene.

After Eugene City Council declined to address the barriers to Accessory Dwelling Units in Eugene when they passed Ordinance 20594 on June 11th, 2018, WE CAN joined with 1000 Friends of Oregon, AARP Oregon, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, The Homebuilders Association of Lane County, and Housing Land Advocates to appeal the City’s action (or rather lack thereof) to the State Land Use Board of Appeals.  A decision is expected in late November.

The City promised a “two-phase” process to address ADUs in Eugene when the code amendment process for Ordinance 20594 was initiated on January 22nd, 2018 with the second phase intended to address the barriers to ADUs in Eugene.  The Eugene Planning Commission recommended that Council immediately initiate the second phase of this process on March 26th, 2018.  

It has been almost a year.  As of today, the Phase II process has not been initiated by City Council, and there is no clear information available on a timeline or methodology for resolving this issue.  The City has provided no clear indication of when or if Phase II is actually going to happen-- meaning no clear information about when we are actually going to make ADUs easier.

City Council is set to discuss Housing Tools and Strategies at their December 10th 5:30 work session.  Let them know what you think!