With guidance from Eugene City Council and community stakeholders, the project team worked to develop a concept design for the City Hall block and Phase 1 project in 2014.
Between September 2013 and December 2014, the design team presented the project to more than 30 community stakeholder groups, including workshops on sustainable urbanism and development potential of the site. In January 2014, a focus group on cultural accessibility was convened to gather input on how City Hall can be a more welcoming place that connects with our entire community. This input and years of public involvement work are helping to guide the design of the new Eugene City Hall.
In September 2014, the City Council reaffirmed its decision to build a new, four-story City Hall on the western half of the existing City Hall site. The City Council reviewed schematic designs for the proposed Phase 1 Eugene City Hall in July of 2015. The images presented a modern building with an illuminated south-facing façade with repurposed cedar behind a glass curtain wall; an open, accessible, welcoming design; and a flexible public first floor that connects to the outdoor plaza fronting on 8th Avenue and connecting to Pearl Street The Council gave a favorable review and provided additional feedback to the design team.