Eugene Town Square

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What belongs at the center of a city?

Its people, of course!

On the one hand, a Town Square is a place to showcase the best of Eugene, a place to tell the story of our history, our culture and our aspirations to all the world; on the other, it’s a place for the community to gather, a place for all Eugeneans to feel at home, and a park for the downtown neighborhood. In fact, a Town Square is where all of this comes together—it’s a place for people.


What is the Eugene Town Square?

The Eugene Town Square will transform the Park Blocks at 8th Avenue and Oak Street into a dynamic public place, bringing our diverse community together year-round. Today, the Park Blocks are famous for hosting the Eugene Saturday Market and Lane County Farmers Market. The Town Square will look to build on these popular events by giving a permanent home to the Farmers Market and making improvements to the Park Blocks to support the vibrant Eugene Saturday Market. Eugene’s City Hall will be built as a part of the Town Square, facing on to a restored Park Block that has been covered up by the Butterfly Parking Lot for the last 50 years. 


By giving a permanent, covered home to the Farmers Market a new site for the Eugene City Hall and improvements to the Park Blocks, the Town Square will become the front porch of our city, our civic center; a beautiful place to gather, play and celebrate everything wonderful and unique about our city.


Urban Renewal

The City of Eugene will be using  funds from the Downtown Urban Renewal District to build the Farmers Market Pavilion and Plaza and make improvements to the Park Blocks. On June 20, 2020, City Council, acting as the Agency Board began the process of amending the Urban Renewal Plan in order to fully fund the Farmers Market project. Click Here to learn more about the changes to the Downtown Urban Renewal District.

 

  1. Project Site Map
  2. What needs fixing?
  3. What's going on now?
  4. City/County Agreement
Map showing the current state of the Town Hall project site and the future plans for the site