Forced Upzoning & Redevelopment

Is this the future of Southwest Neighbors?

The Oregon Legislature has dictated that Eugene must upzone all single-family neighborhoods to allow redevelopment with triplexes and fourplexes. What’s more, the legislation leaves what gets built, and where, up to developers and large real estate investment organizations.

An example of a demolished neighborhood is how the character and livability of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood was destroyed when blanket upzoning allowed radical redevelopment.

Get informed. Get involved. Take action. Protect your neighborhood.

Join your neighbors for a highly informative seminar on House Bill 2001’s impacts and action you can take.

The Complete Survival Guide for Single-Family Neighborhoods” — Presented by Paul Conte Wednesday, December 11 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Tsunami Books2585 Willamette St. For more information, visit

Note to Southwest Hills Residents & Homeowners:

Homes south of W. 29th Ave. and around the Edgewood Shopping Center are prime targets for developers who want City Council to upzone so the developers can demolish homes and redevelop as high-end condos and apartments. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn specific actions you can take to protect your neighborhood.

Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association General Meeting

The next SHiNA general meeting will include our annual elections for the SHiNA board and a presentation from Cascadia Prepared. They will talk about what we can do to prepare for the next Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake. The meeting will be held at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street in Eugene. On Sunday, November 3rd, from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

We would love to have community input for future topics of interest at our neighborhood meetings. We have a few remaining raffle items from our Annual Picnic that include a Sunrise Asian Food Market Gift Certificate and a Ditch the Disposables Bag that we would like to raffle off. Snacks and juice will be provided at the meeting.