House Bill (HB) 2001 is a law passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2019 to increase housing choice and supply. The law requires large cities, including Eugene, to amend their land use regulations to allow more middle housing types like duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, cottage clusters, and townhouses in residential areas where single-family homes are allowed, by June 30, 2022. The City’s Middle Housing Code Amendments project will implement HB 2001.
All residentially zoned areas within the city limits that currently allow single-family homes will be affected. In River Road and Santa Clara, this includes the R-1 Low Density Residential and R-2 Medium Density Residential zones that are currently within the city limits. Land that is outside of the city limits (not annexed) is not affected by HB 2001 but will be as property owners choose to annex.
The implications of HB 2001 were incorporated into the neighborhood planning process and as the Special Area Zone was developed. For more information, visit the project website at eugene-or.gov/4244/Middle-Housing.