Architects revealed some drawings of what the new City Hall could look like. The council tasked Rowell Brokaw architects with coming up with designs that will be built in phases at the current City Hall location.
The first phase consists of a smaller building that would house space for the mayor, city council and city manager. An on-site plaza, open space and parking areas were also proposed.
While the highlights of the renderings were a focus point, architects talked about how this building will involve the community.
“It’s also connected to a broader proposal that’s talking about the city and about supporting vitality and really a livable city,” said Kaarin Knudson, Designer/Project Manager with Rowell Brokaw Architects.
“This needs to be the city’s City Hall,” said Eugene City Councilor Mike Clark. “Not one for the people who get elected, for the people of Eugene. I’m hopeful that it’s going to reflect the values that all of us share rather than a particular part of town or another.”
The phase one budget is set at $15 million. It’s expected to be completed at the end of next year. The city will hold an open house for the renderings later this month.