Eugene finalizes deal with EWEB for riverfront development

The city wants to transform the property into a community space.

Posted: Apr. 17, 2018 7:35 PM
Updated: Apr. 17, 2018 7:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A deal has gone through between EWEB and the city of Eugene that will help transform 16 acres of riverfront property into a vibrant neighborhood.

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The deal will connect downtown Eugene with the largely vacant riverfront property.

READ MORE: Architects propose plans for riverfront redevelopment project

City leaders want to transform the underutilized land along the Willamette River to a place where the community gathers, including a riverfront park.

The city hopes to have it ready for the 2021 World Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

RELATED: Plans for riverfront development in Eugene moving along

Officials have already started designing the park and will start taking public input in the next several months.

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