Springfield Development Code Update Project

Previous Project News

Phase 1 – Housing:
We are at the point of releasing public review drafts of the new housing code sections. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the housing phase has been working with staff for over a year to provide input on how code language should be revised to meet the objectives of the project. Additionally staff has been working with the Planning Commission and City Council to get their input. The City Council gave direction at their February 3, 2020 to release the draft code sections for public input.

The draft code sections are early rough drafts and need additional work before they are ready to move forward to the public hearing process later this year. We are reaching out to the public early in the process to get feedback at this time before more refined code language is developed and ultimately finalized.

The three draft code sections include:

  1. A new Residential Districts section, 3.2.200, to replace the existing Residential Zoning Districts section, 3.2-200;
  2. A new Special Standard and Regulations for Certain Uses in Residential Districts section, 4.7.300 – 4.7.400, to replace the existing provisions in 4.7-100 related to residential development and uses as well as some provisions in other sections related to residential development such as standards in 3.2-200, and the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) section, 5.5-100; and
  3. A new definitions section, 6.1.100, to replace the definitions specifically applicable to residential development and uses contained in the existing definitions section 6.1-100.

Summary of Proposed Changes to Housing Code – A brief explanation and summary of the major changes being proposed to the housing section of the City’s Development Code.

DRAFT of Proposed Changes to Housing Code 4.7.300-4.7.400

DRAFT of Proposed Changes to Code Definitions 6.1.100

DRAFT of Proposed Changes to Code Definitions 3.2.200

Project Fact Sheet #1 – A fact sheet about Phase 1 of the Development Code Update project that is focused on Middle Housing.

Project Fact Sheet #2 – A fact sheet about the Middle Housing Legislation Oregon House Bill 2001 including background and what the City can and cannot do related to its implementation.

Questions and Answers about Middle Housing – Frequently asked questions with answers about the Middle Housing Legislation Oregon House Bill 2001.

Phase 2 – Employment Lands:
Along with proceeding with Phase 1 for housing as discussed above we are also kicking off Phase 2 of the project to update the code related to employment lands (commercial/industrial). The first step for this phase is recruiting for a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). View the application packet with additional information – Seeking Applicants for Development Code Update Project for Technical Advisory Committee.

Previously Held Meetings

  • March 16, 2021 – Planning Commission work session – Meeting materials will be posted once finalized
  • March 15, 2021 – City Council work session – Meetings materials will be posted once finalized
  • March 11, 2021 – Technical Advisory  Committee Meeting, Employment Lands– Meetings materials will be posted once finalized
  • February 9, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee meeting – Housing focus, materials will be posted once finalized
  • February 2, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee meeting – Agenda
  • January 26, 2020 – Technical Advisory CommitteeAgenda; Memo on HB 2001 Middle Housing Code Concepts
  • January 20, 2020 – Governance Committee Meeting Agenda; Committee Memo; Attachment 1; Attachment 2
  • January 12, 2020 – Technical Advisory CommitteeAgenda; Memo on HB 2001 Middle Housing Code Concepts; Attachment 1; Attachment 2; Attachment 3; Attachment 4; Attachment 5; Attachment 6; Attachment 7; Attachment 8
  • November 10, 2020 – Governance Committee MeetingAgenda
  • October 5, 2020City Council Work Session – Quarterly Project check in. Agenda packet
  • October 6, 2020Planning Commission Work Session – Quarterly Project check in. Agenda packet
  • September 21, 2020Communication Packet Memo to City Council.
  • July 20, 2020 – Technical Advisory Committee for Phase 2 Employment Lands – 3:00 P.M. Virtual Meeting. View meeting materials.
  • July 7, 2020 – Committee for Citizens Involvement Regular Session – 7:00 P.M. Virtual Meeting. View regular session packet.
  • July 7, 2020 – Planning Commission Work Session – 6:00 P.M. Virtual Meeting. View work session packet.
  • June 22, 2020 – City Council Work Session – 5:30 P.M. Virtual Meeting. View regular session packet.
  • March 9, 2020 – City Council Work Session – 5:30 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Quarterly check in on project status. View agenda packet.
  • March 17, 2020 – Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) and Planning Commission Work Session – 6:00 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Quarterly check  in on project status. View CCI agenda packet; View work session agenda packet.
  • February 4, 2020 – Planning Commission Work Session – 6:00 p.m. in the Jessie Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Discuss Public Review Draft of Housing Code. View agenda packet here. Recorded Minutes
  • February 3, 2020 – City Council Work Session – 6:00 p.m. in the Jessie Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Discuss Public Review Draft of Housing Code. View agenda packet here.
  • December 3, 2019 – Planning Commission Work Meeting – 7:00 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Quarterly check in on project status.  View agenda packet here. Recorded Minutes.
  • December 2, 2019 – City Council Work Session – 5:30 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Quarterly check in on project status.  View agenda packet here. Recorded Minutes.
  • November 20, 2019 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for Phase 1 Housing– 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View meeting materials here. Recorded Minutes
  • November 19, 2019 – Governance Committee Meeting – 4:00 – 5:30 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View meeting materials here. Recorded Minutes
  • October 29, 2019 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for Phase 1 Housing– 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View meeting materials here. Recorded Minutes
  • October 16, 2019 – Governance Committee Meeting – 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. in the Jesse Main Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Meeting was cancelled due to illnesses.
  • October 1, 2019 – Planning Commission Work Meeting – 7:00 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Quarterly check in on project status. View meeting materials here.  Recorded Minutes
  • September 23, 2019 – City Council Work Session – 5:30 P.M. in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. Quarterly check in on project status and legislative update. View agenda item packet here. Recorded Minutes
  • September 12, 2019 – Governance Committee Meeting – 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. in the Conference Rooms 615/616 in the Development and Public Works offices at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street.  View meeting materials here. Recorded Minutes
  • August 16, 2019 – Community Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for Housing – 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet. Recorded Minutes Unavailable
  • August 1, 2019 – Governance Committee – 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet. Recorded Minutes
  • July 2, 2019 – Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) – 6:00 pm on in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View Agenda.   Recorded Minutes
  • July 2, 2019 – Planning Commission – 6:30 pm on in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View Agenda Packet.  Recorded Minutes
  • June 24, 2019 – City Council – Work Session  at 6:00 pm in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. The Final Housing Code Audit Report will be presented. View the entire Project Status Report here.  Recorded Minutes
  • May 20, 2019 – Community Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for Housing – 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet.  Recorded Minutes Unavailable
  • April 8, 2019 – Community Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for Housing – 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet.  Recorded Minutes
  • March 19, 2019 – Planning Commission – 6:00 pm in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street.  Recorded Minutes
  • March 18, 2019 – City Council – Work Session  at 6:00 pm in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street.  Recorded Minutes
  • March 11, 2019 – Community Technical Advisory Committee Meeting for Housing – 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet.  Recorded Minutes
  • March 5, 2019 – Governance Committee – 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet.  Recorded Minutes Unavailable
  • February 5, 2019 – Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) – 7:00 pm in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet.  Recorded Minutes
  • January 28, 2019 – Technical Advisory Committee – 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Library Meeting Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packet.  Recorded Minutes
  • January 23, 2019 – Technical Advisory Committee – 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Emergency Operations Center located in the Springfield Justice Center at 230 4th Street. View agenda packet.  Recorded Minutes
  • January 15, 2019 – Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) – 7:00 pm in the Jesse Maine Room at Springfield City Hall, 225 Fifth Street. View agenda packetRecorded Minutes
  • December 18, 2018 – Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) – Reviewed applications and appointed first round of membership to the Technical Advisory Committee; Reviewed and approved the second draft of the Community Engagement Plan for the project. View agenda packet. View approved Community Engagement PlanRecorded Minutes
  • November 20, 2018 – Planning Commission acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) – Reviewed Community Engagement Plan for Development Code Update Project. View agenda packet. Recorded Minutes

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Project Kickoff
The project was initiated by the City Council in the Fall of 2018. Meeting materials from the initial kickoff meetings are linked below.

 

Previously Sent E-Updates
January 15, 2021
January 6, 2021
November 11, 2020
July 22, 2020
February 14, 2020
November 29, 2018

Project Resources
Community Engagement Plan – Updated 3/2021
Community Engagement Plan – Updated 7/2020
Community Engagement Plan

Project Manager
Mark Rust, AICP
Senior Planner
mrust@springfield-or.gov
541.726.3654

Para Español
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner
mmarkarian@springfield-or.gov
541.726.4611