(1) Bethel-Danebo Refinement Plan (1982).
(a) Land use, Royal Avenue Specific Plan Area.
1. Construction of proposed drainage corridors identified in the Plan shall be delayed until new development in the planning area creates a need for the drainage system. New development is defined, for the purpose of this policy, as final approval of any new subdivision or planned unit development within the Royal Avenue planning area; or final approval of an annexation request for land designated in the Royal Avenue Specific Plan for Main Street Commercial, Commercial Mixed-Use, Residential Mixed-Use or Medium-Density Residential development. The drainage corridor will be constructed in one or two increments, depending on where the first development proposal is approved within the node. Approval of new development on the north side of Royal Avenue will require construction only of the northside drainage channel; approval of new development on the south side of Royal will require construction of the complete system. (Policy 2)
2. The median proposed as part of the reconstruction of Royal Avenue shall not be constructed so as to limit access to existing residences that take access off Royal Avenue. Existing homes fronting on Royal Avenue shall be allowed to maintain access onto Royal Avenue until such time as those properties are redeveloped. Redevelopment, for the purpose of this policy, is defined as final approval of a land partition or of any new subdivision or planned unit development which includes land abutting Royal Avenue; or final approval of an annexation request for land designated in the Royal Avenue Specific Plan for Main Street Commercial, or Commercial Mixed-Use development. (Policy 5)
3. The proposed north-south drainage channel on the south side of Royal Avenue that bisects property owed by Ron Bounds (Map and Tax Lot number 17-04-20-00 – 01300) shall be designed so as to avoid the removal of the residential structure on that parcel. The land on which the residential structure is sited, other than land required for the construction of the drainage channel and corridor, shall retain its current zoning (AG/UL) and use allowances until the property is annexed to the City of Eugene and rezoned consistent with the Royal Avenue Specific Plan. Annexation and rezoning shall be initiated completely at the discretion of the property owner. (Policy 6)
4. With the exception of the future extension of Roosevelt Boulevard and the reconstruction of Royal Avenue, the City shall not require the construction of any street or alley depicted on the Royal Avenue Land Use diagram until the property on which that street or alley is shown is annexed to the City and approved for new development. New development is defined, for the purpose of this policy, the same as that of Policy #2. (Policy 9)
(b) Land use, Bethel – Triangle Neighborhood. Highest priority shall be given to preserving housing in the Bethel Triangle area. It shall be recognized that it is an irreplaceable resource. Support for its continued viability shall be provided along the following guidelines:
1. Efforts should be made to upgrade the public facilities and services (sanitary sewers, storm sewers, streets, street lighting) in the area. Particular attention should be given to street conditions and the need for improving Trainsong Park.
2. Efforts to upgrade public facilities and services should consider alternatives to full assessments where hardships can be established. (Policy 1)
(c) Urban Services and the Urban Growth Boundary, Parks.
1. Landscape buffer shall be provided in conjunction with new public improvements, such as highways, freeways, power substations, etc. (Policy 6)
2. Landscape buffer should be provided along existing highways and freeways. (Policy 7)
(d) Transportation, Streets.
1. In newly developing portions of Bethel-Danebo, street network design should ensure that through traffic movements are adequately served by higher level streets (i.e., arterials and collectors) and that local traffic alone is encouraged to use the local streets, thereby enhancing the local character of the streets in residential areas. (Policy 1)
2. When high traffic generators are located on higher level streets, particularly in the case of location on arterials, access should be controlled wherever possible and joint access by several uses encouraged. (Policy 2)
3. On principal and minor arterials and collectors, the predominant function of carrying through traffic should prevail and removal of on-street parking privileges should occur where the traffic-moving function requires it and right-of-way is inadequate to accommodate both functions. (Policy 3)
4. Where vacant parcels contain frontage on other than a local street (i.e., on an arterial or collector), development of the parcel should include provision for controlled access onto the higher level street, or, where possible, from an adjacent local street. (Policy 4)
5. On collector streets, the land access service and the traffic moving functions are somewhat balanced. In improving these streets, the decision to remove on-street parking privileges should include consideration of the degree of impact on adjacent development. (Policy 5)
6. In the future, location of collector and local street systems and land use planning should be coordinated to prevent occasions where the same collector or local street serves potentially conflicting land uses. For example, the same collector should not serve both industrial and residential development, except where an intervening street intercepts industrial traffic. The same local street should never serve both industrial and residential traffic. (Policy 6) On local streets, the predominant function of land access and service should encourage the retention of on-street parking privileges. (Policy 8)
7. Land use planning in Bethel-Danebo should not allow high traffic attractor-generators to locate on local streets. (Policy 9)
(e) Transportation, Mass Transit. The city of Eugene should continue working with the planning staff of Lane Transit District in determining shelter locations, transfer point locations, design of shelters, and bus pullouts. (Policy 4)
(f) Transportation, Pedestrian Facilities. Whenever possible, development of vacant parcels in the Bethel-Danebo area should be designed with attention to providing adequate bike-pedestrian connections to schools and park sites, as well as to existing and proposed bike-pedestrian ways. (Policy 2)
(2) Bethel-Danebo Refinement Plan (Phase II – 1979) – Policy Direction.
(a) While economic growth and revitalization is to be encouraged, strong emphasis should be placed on enhancing Eugene’s environment and its quality of life. (Policy 1) Economic development should:
1. Diversify the employment base; and
2. Provide employment opportunities for existing and future residents while addressing concerns for preservation of the area’s livability. (Policy 2)
(b) While the amount of industrial lands unused and unsuitable by reason of location outside the urban service area could appropriately be reduced, those remaining needed industrial areas are to be protected from encroachment by incompatible land use. (Policy 4)
(c) Sites of sufficient size for industrial expansion, parking, landscaping, and buffering need to be provided. Government action could occur in development of existing large vacant or near-vacant parcels for specialized projects requiring such land. (Policy 5)