How will our choices affect our region’s livability, economy, and health?

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  • The Central Lane Scenario Planning Final Report is now available. The Final Report summarizes the scenario planning process and includes the final preferred scenario that was selected by the project partners in June, 2015. NOTE: the appendices are not included with the final report at this time. They will be posted separately by June 30, 2015. 

What is “scenario planning?”

Over the past three decades, central Lane County has made important choices about how to grow. This thoughtful approach to managing growth has resulted in vibrant, livable communities that offer choices about where and how we live. Over the next twenty years, our communities are likely to welcome more than 70,000 new residents. Plans like those currently being developed in the region – Envision Eugene, Springfield 2030, and Coburg Crossroads – establish a local vision for how our communities will accommodate new residents and jobs.

Scenario planning – a process for considering a range of plausible futures – allows us to examine how different choices would affect our region. This means that we can compare what happens to our region if we grow as planned to what happens if we change our plans. Scenario planning also lets us compare these various futures based on a wide range of community goals, from how much each of us will drive, walk, bike, and take transit, to how clean our air will be, to how much our households will spend on housing and transportation.

The communities of central Lane County – including the cities of Coburg, Eugene, Springfield; Lane County, Lane Transit District, and the Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – are exploring different future as part of the Central Lane Scenario Planning process. Find out more information about the project on the Project Information and What’s New? pages and check the Resources page for more information about scenario planning in general and for project materials.