Urban growth boundary


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Urban growth boundary

A boundary that identifies the urban lands needed during a specified planning period to support urban development densities and separate these lands from rural lands.
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Within the urban growth boundary, dense urban development can occur.
In their fight to preserve growth-management policies, 1,000 Friends and other environmental groups can call on some unexpected allies: the conservative Oregon Farm Bureau, which wants to protect farmland; suburban mayors, who understand that if development keeps moving out to the fringes their towns are next in line for urban decline; and a growing number of developers, who've figured out there's still lots of money to be made building more compact projects inside the Urban Growth Boundary. But opponents of strict growth-management policies are formidable.
They knew also that rural development outside the urban growth boundary was a cause for concern.
Urban growth boundary expansions often are long-drawn-out processes.
Nonetheless, gentrification has claimed much of the inner city, and strip malls and cookie-cutter subdivisions dominate much of the landscape inside the urban growth boundary. Last year, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law a bill outlawing inclusionary zoning--a statute change which would have required new developments to include a set percentage of affordable housing units.
Perhaps you should look for your next business opportunities outside the Rose City's Urban Growth Boundary. Way outside.
State landuse officials have approved the first major expansion of Eugene's urban growth boundary in 35 years.
Write to your State Planning Minister to ask that they introduce minimum energy and water requirements for commercial buildings and to set ambitious goals for sustainable cities in their state, including a target of zero greenhouse pollution, zero waste, zero waste water, sustainable transport solutions and a firm urban growth boundary.
With responsibility for Portland's urban growth boundary and transportation planning, Metro can make sense of issues bigger than any one local government.
Coming up for council approval, in addition to the budget, will be adoption of the Transportation System Plan and final approval for Envision Eugene and the Urban Growth Boundary. The TSP is a long list of projects, most of which do not yet have dollars committed to them.
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