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Park BlocksGlenwood is an approximately one square mile area abutted by I-5 on the west and south and the Willamette River on the east and north that lies between the City of Eugene and downtown Springfield. Glenwood has been under Springfield's jurisdiction since 1999.  Development in Glenwood is guided by the Glenwood Refinement Plan, originally adopted by Eugene in 1990, adopted by Springfield in 1999, and amended in 2005 along the Willamette Riverfront north of Franklin Boulevard.  A general lack of urban services has restricted development, hindered redevelopment and constrained widespread improvement in the quality of life in Glenwood.

The Glenwood Refinement Plan Update Project will establish the vision for the future of Glenwood and will provide guidance on how land use, natural resources, public facilities and economic development opportunities should be developed, designed and enhanced over the 20-year plan period, based on a broad range of citizen input.  The goal of this project is to provide clear objectives, policies and implementation actions which will support and facilitate the redevelopment of Glenwood into an attractive place to live, work and visit.  This project was initiated by the Springfield City Council in 2008 to further one of the Council’s high priority goals:  Facilitate the redevelopment of Springfield; and is funded in part by the Urban Renewal Agency.  This project, which is currently underway, will be developed in three phases.  Together, these phases will comprise a comprehensive planning process that will include visioning, feasibility, analysis, physical planning and design.


Over Riverfron Riverfront Street Park


Glenwood Refinement Plan CoverWhat's New!

April 2015

The American Planning Association awards the Phase I Glenwood Refinement Plan the

2015 National Planning Excellence Award for Economic Planning and Development.



Project Documents


Adoption Documents
Adoption Summary Respondent's Brief
2012 Adopting Ordinances LUBA Final Order and Opinion
NITA & Petition of Shamrock Homes, LLC 2014 Re-adopting Ordinances
Project Planning Documents
Supplemental Studies
Project Timeline Existing Conditions Report
Adoption Process Wetlands Inventory and Riparian Corridor Assessment
Focus Areas Natural Resource Wildlife Habitat Assessment
Prior Planning Efforts
Willamette River Bike/Ped Crossing Feasibility Analysis
1999 Glenwood Refinement Plan Historic Reconnaissance Level Survey
2004 Glenwood Riverfront Plan Glenwood North Riverfront Corridor Plan and Policy Recommendations
2005 Urban Renewal Plan Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project
2007 Franklin Boulevard Study
Frequently Asked Questions
Project Background
What is the Glenwood Refinement Plan and why is it being updated?
Project Narrative What was considered in developing the Plan?
Project Goals Does the Glenwood Refinement Plan affect my property?
Project Area What was the citizen involvement process?
Planning in Oregon What is the vision for the Glenwood Riverfront?
Council Project Initiative What do different housing densities look like?
What are the Glenwood Refinement Plan Goals and Plan Components?
Visioning Goal Statements  


Contact Information
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner




City of Springfield, Oregon