Exciting changes are happening downtown. We’ve seen new businesses opening, buildings filled with active uses, more people living downtown and more jobs — more than $250 million in public and private investments in our downtown. We are continuing to build on those successes with improvements to downtown infrastructure, public safety, social services and events.
Eugene’s Downtown Riverfront could undergo a major transformation, fulfilling the community’s long-held goal of turning a vacant, inaccessible and empty riverfront lot into a vibrant, active, and accessible riverfront neighborhood and community destination. The redevelopment of the Downtown Riverfront has been a part of the community’s vision for decades, reinforced through numerous public engagement opportunities over several years.
The City of Eugene manages over 1,000 on street and 3,000 off-street parking spaces in downtown Eugene. Parking meters and time limits are placed in high-use parking areas of Eugene to encourage the necessary turnover that increases accessibility for everyone and supports local businesses that rely on street parking for customer access.