Below are sections of the Envision Eugene Comprehensive Plan that are especially relevant to economic development in the River Road neighborhood.
- 3.6 Responsible economic development. Support economic development initiatives that reflect long-term priorities, improve community resilience to climate change and natural hazards, improve energy efficiency or reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance opportunities to borrow, rent, or otherwise make better use of underutilized public and private assets.
- 3.7 Home-based and micro-enterprises. Promote the development of small, locally-owned businesses that have minimal adverse impacts on their surrounding neighborhoods.
- 3.8 Industry clusters. Support networks among associated targeted industry clusters for innovative networking, information sharing, and to provide opportunities for business growth.
Targeted Industries – Policies in this section identify established and emerging industries that are a particular focus for the City.
- 3.10 Food and beverage manufacturing. Promote the expansion of food and beverage manufacturing and processing facilities, including beer and wine, frozen desserts, agricultural products, and natural foods.
- 3.11 Health and wellness. Promote the development of expanded opportunities in the health and wellness sectors, including health care, biomedical research and development, and facets of healthy living, such as active transportation and outdoor recreation.
- 3.12 Clean technology and renewable energy. Support the development of an industry cluster in renewable energy and clean technology.
Public Investment in neighborhoods is part of the Envision Eugene plan
- 3.31 Public investment. Use public infrastructure investment and other financial incentives in strategically prioritized locations – downtown, neighborhood centers, key corridors, core commercial areas, and employment and industrial areas –as a catalyst to foster private development and site intensification to support employment growth, economic competitiveness, and increased access to opportunity.
- 3.35 Neighborhood vitality. Recognize the vital role of commercial facilities that provide services and goods in complete, walkable neighborhoods throughout the community. Encourage the preservation and creation of affordable neighborhood commercial space to support a broad range of small business owners across all neighborhoods.