Eugene Upholds Zone Change Denial

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EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene’s planning commission Monday upheld a denial for a zone change for a proposed residential development in the South Hills.

Developers of the Laurel Ridge project are proposing to build hundreds of traditional homes and multi-family units on more than 120 acres.

City planners had already recommended denial because of how the development conflicted with city code. The developer appealed and at a meeting Monday, the city upheld its decision.

“The planning commission basically directed staff to come up with findings agreeing with the hearings official,” said Steve Ochs, Associate Planner for the City of Eugene.

“It’s a combination of surprise and disappointment, we’re not surprised the vote went the way it did,” said Rick Satre, Development Spokesperson.

A final decision on the development will come on Oct. 14. If the developers appeal once again, the case will go to the state Land Use Board of Appeals.


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  1. Stephanie Midkiff says:

    Is there a way to access the video of this story which ran on October 7? Thanks.

    1. KEZI Staff says:

      Yes. We just posted the video. Click on the window above to watch.
      -KEZI 9 News

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