Lane County sharing draft concepts for Blue River community plan on Nov. 8

Lane County sharing draft concepts for Blue River community plan on Nov. 8
Posted on 11/01/2023

On Wednesday, November 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Lane County will share initial drafts of the Blue River Community Plan and begin collecting feedback from residents. The meeting is in person at the McKenzie High School New Gym (51187 Blue River Drive, Vida). 


“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. 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 unable to attend the meeting on November 8, a virtual workshop will be available online from Tuesday, November 7, to Monday, November 20. 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 7) can be found at