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Posted on: November 22, 2022

City Seeking Input on Priorities and Projects in Downtown Eugene

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The community is invited to weigh in on the key solutions to the challenges we face in the heart of our community. As we evaluate these challenges, the City of Eugene has launched an online survey to hear from the community on the priorities that should guide future projects and programs in downtown Eugene.  


Through interviews with key stakeholders and focus group meetings, a set of topic areas has emerged: housing, events and culture, commercial activity, public spaces, public safety, and social services. The public is now invited to provide input on projects and programs that will support our community’s vision for downtown. The survey responses will build on the input collected at the Open House held earlier in November.  


The survey will be open until Sunday, December 4. More information about this effort, including a link to the survey, can be found at: https://www.eugene-or.gov/4723/Downtown-Priorities-Projects. The public can also sign up there to receive project updates including when City Council will discuss next steps for the priorities and projects that emerge from this process.  


About the Downtown Priorities and Projects Work

Downtown Eugene is the social, economic and cultural heart of our community, and the source of some of our most vexing community challenges. Since the Downtown Plan was adopted in 2004, we have made significant improvements to our downtown. We have invested in transportation options, redeveloped old buildings, and filled vacant and underutilized lots with purposeful buildings and significant community destinations. However, ongoing and emerging challenges continue to hold us back and impact the quality of life of people living, working, and visiting downtown. It is time to develop an updated list of priorities and projects that will guide the next phase of downtown investments. 


Through conversations with residents, businesses, and organizations, the City is developing a list of Downtown Priorities and Projects to guide future improvements to the area. Eugene City Council will consider this list in early 2023 and begin strategizing on how to implement the priorities that come out of this process. 


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