Open House: March 2020

On March 10th, 2020, the preferred alternative (also known as the preferred final concept design) for the Franklin Blvd Transformation project was shared during an open house event, to which all members of the Eugenean community were invited. 


When: March 10th, 2020 from 3:30-6:30pm 

Where: The University of Oregon’s Ford Alumni Center, located at 1720 East 13th Avenue in Eugene. 


Snacks and kid-friendly activities were provided. 


An online open house will also be available at our Engage Eugene website from approximately March 13th – April 13th, 2020. 


Planning and design for the Franklin Blvd Transformation began January 2019 during a four-day design workshop. The workshop introduced the community to the project, collected public comment and input to guide draft designs, and concluded with the unveiling of an initial conceptual design. 


Following the workshop, three alternative designs were developed and presented at a second workshop May 2019. Copies of the three design options are available on the May 2019 Design Open House page. Following the May open house, project designs have been undergoing refinement and evaluation to create a preferred final design concept. 


Getting There

Lane Transit District: East and Westbound EmX service stops on the corner of Agate Street and E. 13th Ave. From the station, walk east along Franklin Blvd (toward Springfield) one block. The Ford Alumni Center is next to the Matthew Knight Arena.


Bike Parking: Multiple bike racks are located directly outside the Ford Alumni Center. 


Vehicle Parking: Parking is available in the Columbia garage west of the Ford Alumni Center on 13th Avenue. (PDF map) An attendant will be present in the entry kiosk until 6 p.m., to answer questions and direct visitors. In addition, they can assist you with pay options and locations in the garage. Cash, credit or debit cards are accepted at the pay station or by the attendant. Prices range from $1 to $3 per hour or a daily maximum of $12. Overnight parking is not permitted in the Columbia garage.


Please review the UO Parking Map here for additional parking options.