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Plans ready for review

County to host meeting on November 8th

Lane County has scheduled a meeting next month to share the latest draft concepts for a Blue River community plan. From 6 to 8 p.m. Planners will share initial drafts and begin collecting feedback from residents, according to Devon Ashbridge, the county’s public information officer.

The in-person meeting will be held in the McKenzie High School’s New Gym, 51187 Blue River Drive.

“We have been working with community stakeholders and state partners for several months to gather information and ideas to guide the creation of the draft concepts,” said Lane County’s assistant planning director, Lindsey Eichner. “We are excited to bring these ideas to the larger community and start to refine what their vision is for the future of Blue River.”

The Complete Community Plan for Blue River is intended to promote mixed-use, compact, small-town development patterns so people can easily walk to meet their daily needs, such as school, work, shops, and recreation. Officials noted that the project is happening in coordination with other planning efforts and will update Blue River’s zoning and development standards to support future development as the community continues to rebuild following the 2020 Holiday Farm Fire.

For people who are unable to attend the meeting in person, a virtual workshop will be available online from Tuesday, November 7th, to Monday, November 20th. The virtual workshop will provide online access to the draft alternatives, maps, diagrams, handouts, and tools for providing input and feedback.

More information about the project and the virtual workshop (starting November 7th) can be found at


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