Springfield Development Code Update Project – Additional Background and Documents

Springfield Development Code Update Project

Previous Project News

Phase 1 – Housing:
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the housing phase worked 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 worked with the Planning Commission and City Council to get their input. The Planning Commission held a joint public hearing with the Lane County Planning Commission on January 4, 2022, to review the proposed code sections. The Commissions deliberated on the proposed amendments and forwarded a recommendation to approve the amendments to the Springfield City Council and Lane County Board of County Commissioners. The City Council and Board of County Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing April 25, 2022.

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.

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Prior Draft 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.

PRIOR PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT of Proposed Changes to Housing Code 4.7.300-4.7.400

PRIOR PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT of Proposed Changes to Code Definitions 6.1.100

PRIOR PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT of Proposed Changes to Code Definitions 3.2.200

The above links are prior drafts of code sections which may be outdated.

Phase 2 – Employment Lands:
Along with the Phase 1 for housing as discussed above, we are simultaneously working on Phase 2 of the project to update the code related to employment lands (commercial/industrial). The City of Springfield Planning Commission, acting in their capacity as the Committee for Citizens Involvement (CCI) appointed a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this phase of the project. Staff worked with the TAC, as well as the Springfield City Council and Planning Commission, for over a year to draft updated code sections for:

  1. Site Plan Review
  2. Minimum Development Standards
  3. Infrastructure Standards
  4. Development Standards, including parking, landscaping, and on-site lighting standards.

The Planning Commission held a joint public hearing with the Lane County Planning Commission on January 4, 2022, to review the proposed code sections. The Commissions deliberated on the proposed amendments and forwarded a recommendation to approve the amendments to the Springfield City Council and Lane County Board of County Commissioners. The City Council and Board of County Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing April 25, 2022.

Previously Held Meetings

  • April 12, 2022 – Lane County Board of County Commissioners first reading on draft development code amendments – Materials coming soon
  • April 4, 2022 – Springfield City Council development code status updateAgenda Item Summary; Recording
  • March 1, 2022 – Springfield Planning Commission Deliberations on a supplemental recommendationRecording; Supplemental Recommendation
  • February 23, 2022 – Springfield Planning Commission Deliberations on proposed code amendmentsRecording
  • February 1, 2022 – Springfield Planning Commission Deliberations on proposed code amendmentsRecording
  • January 18, 2022 – Springfield Planning Commission and Lane County Planning Commission Joint Deliberations on proposed code amendmentsRecording
  • January 4, 2022 2022 – Springfield Planning Commission and Lane County Planning Commission Joint Public HearingRecording
  • January 4, 2022 2022 – Springfield Planning Commission and Lane County Planning Commission Joint Work sessionRecording
  • November 16, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • November 8, 2021 – City Council and Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • November 2, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • October 19, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • October 5, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • September 21, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • September 8, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • September 7, 2021 – City Council quarterly check inAgenda Item Summary
  • August 17, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • August 3, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • July 20, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • July 7, 2021 – Planning Commission Work SessionAgenda Packet
  • June 15, 2021 – Planning Commission work session – Agenda Packet
  • June 7, 2021 – City Council work session Agenda Item Summary
  • May 18, 2021 – Planning Commission work sessionMeeting Materials
  • May 6, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Employment Lands – Materials coming soon
  • April 29, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Employment Lands – Materials coming soon
  • April 8, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Ph 2. Employment Lands – Materials coming soon
  • April 1, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Ph 2. Employment LandsAgenda
  • March 16, 2021 – Planning Commission work session Agenda Packet
  • March 15, 2021 – City Council work session Agenda Item Summary
  • March 11, 2021 – Technical Advisory  Committee Meeting – Employment Lands Agenda
  • February 12, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Ph 2. Employment LandsAgenda; Recorded Minutes
  • February 9, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee meeting – Housing focusRecorded Minutes
  • February 2, 2021 – Technical Advisory Committee meeting – Agenda
  • January 26, 2021 – Technical Advisory CommitteeAgenda; Memo on HB 2001 Middle Housing Code Concepts
  • January 20, 2021 – Governance Committee Meeting Agenda; Committee Memo; Attachment 1; Attachment 2
  • January 12, 2021 – 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.
  • September 17, 2020 – Governance Committee Meeting – Materials coming soon
  • 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.
  • June 5, 2020 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Ph 2. Employment Lands – Materials coming soon
  • June 4, 2020 – Governance Committee MeetingRecorded Minutes
  • March 17, 2020 – Governance Committee Meeting – Canceled due to COVID
  • 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.
  • January 28, 2020 – Governance Committee Meeting – Materials coming soon
  • January 8, 2020 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Ph. 1 Housing – Agenda
  • 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 8, 2019 – Technical Advisory Committee Meeting- Ph. 1 Housing – Materials coming soon
  • 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.