Downtown

Improving Eugene's Downtown

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.


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Downtown Riverfront

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.

Photo by Steve Smith - Aerialimage of EWEB and Willamette River

Parking

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.