To implement Eugene’s vision for an updated Franklin Boulevard, the City of Eugene is asking for the community’s input. The Franklin Blvd Transformation project is hosting its second design workshop next week, with the opportunity for the public to weigh in at an open house.
Franklin Blvd Design Workshop #2 Open House
- Date: Wednesday, May 29
- Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
- Location: The Romania Building (2020 Franklin Blvd.)
- Additional details: The Open House is a child-friendly event. Light refreshments will be provided.
The community is invited to see how the concept designs created during the Design Discovery Workshop in January have progressed to full length corridor alternatives, from I-5 to Alder Street. The City will ask for comments on each alternative as well as input on the character of the gateway designs.
The purpose of the project is to redesign one of the City’s busiest streets, Franklin Boulevard, into a multi-modal urban street that makes it easier for people to safely walk, bike, ride the bus and drive through the corridor. The planning project began this past winter and is anticipated to last approximately one year, concluding in late 2019.
The conceptual designs were created during the first workshop which took place in late January. The public shared their values and goals, which led to design concepts for street cross sections and intersections, along with information about how design options could impact the way people traveling by different modes experience the corridor.
Staff have since been working hard to incorporate community feedback into the evaluation process of design concepts and generating three potential draft alternatives. The results of this work will be presented at the open house so community feedback can assist in refining corridor alternatives and selecting a final design.
Read more about the Franklin Blvd Transformation Project and sign up for project e-updates.