What’s happening at 1059 Willamette Street?

The building was originally constructed as a Montgomery Ward department store. Lane Community College (LCC) used it as its downtown educational center from 1979 until 2012. LCC vacated the property when it moved to its new building, the Mary Spilde Center, at 10th Avenue and Olive Street.

The City of Eugene bought the building from LCC in April 2020, with the intent to redevelop it into mixed-income housing. The City has identified resources that could be directed to support project and issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for mixed-income housing. We received one proposal in response to the RFP. City Council is scheduled to vote whether they would like to move ahead with that proposal at a June 9, 2021 Work Session.

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1. What’s happening at 1059 Willamette Street?
2. What is the proposed project?
3. What is Affordable Housing?
4. Is this project considered Affordable Housing?
5. What is the City of Eugene contributing to this project?
6. Why isn’t this project for households with incomes less than 60% Area Median Income?
7. What are the tools available to support lower-income Affordable Housing?
8. Is the City doing anything else to create Affordable Housing?
9. What are the proposed rents and how were they calculated?
10. How do we know only households at or below 80% of Area Median Income will be able to rent the income-qualified units?
11. How long will these 80% AMI rents be maintained?
12. Who is the team that proposed the Montgomery?
13. Why is Council only considering one proposal for this site?
14. Why is the City pursuing a mixed-income housing project?
15. Is it true that the City is giving $10 million to this development team?