Council Moves to Rebuild City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — In about two years, Eugene could have a very different-looking city hall.

At Wednesday afternoon’s work session, the council voted to start design work on the building.

While the decision was unanimous, with Tuesday night’s public hearing fresh on their minds, many councilors did express concerns about how they should go about it.

“We may want to phase portions of this with the budgeting realities that we face and there are new ways that perhaps to solve both of these challenges that the community by and large would be much more in favor of,” said Mike Clark, Eugene City Councilor.

The current plan will keep the council chamber, public art and as much of the current parking space as possible.


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  1. jason marks says:

    remember silly FOOLS, you just said you “don’t have any money and need a TAX increase.

    Please don’t insult our intelligence by thinking we won’t remember.

    Bunch of self serving liars.

    No wonder no one trusts the government.

    1. Postone says:

      Amen, couldn’t have said it better myself!

  2. Postone says:

    There are how many homeless people in the city and county of Eugene and the city is talking about spending $15 million on a new or rebuilt city hall?

    What is wrong with you people?

    You are some sick, depraved individuals who would care about a building before your fellow man who is in need!

    This is a prime example of what is wrong with the community and people in this nation! You just don’t care!

    But take heart, you will answer for this as we all will one day! I wish I would be there to hear the attempt at excuses!

  3. Pat Hadley says:

    This building needs to be restored which is cost and environmentally sound. Make adaptations for more uses i.e. farmers market. Let’s not repeat the bad choices of urban renewal between 1949 and 1964 which destroyed, forever, any wholistic downtown historic experience. We have floundered and spent and spent and spent to make downtown viable again, Lets add City Hall to the places that celebrate and identify our past. Renovate, adapt but leave City Hall to be recognized as it was. It is really a visual telling of that time in architectural and Oregon history when we started to be bold and made a government building inviting and exciting to look at.

    Congratulations on keeping city hall accessible to all, As a bus user I tried the EWEB bus stop at night, Since you can’t bring a gun into City Hall, as a woman, neighborhood leader and activist. I and other women would not be safe,for so many reasons, at the EWEB sight.

  4. Pearl Baker says:

    How is this possible without a vote?

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