A Eugene consulting firm helped submit four applications with the city to get the pre-approval phase started on Laurel Ridge.
The complex is slated for 608 units and would border the Hendricks Hill Ribbon Trail.
The city says a few groups are already expressing concern regarding the developments impact on wildlife sites.
“One was the Obsediens, which have their lodge right out there in that area along the Ribbon Trail, and also the Laurel Hill Valley Citizens have made a subcommittee that’s looking expressly at this development,” said Steven Ochs, Eugene Associate Planner.
The city is required to hold a public hearing on this development.