Special Report: Shift in Student Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent boom in construction has shifted the dynamics of student housing around the University of Oregon. Over the last five years developers have added more than 600 housing units to the downtown area, most coming with the completion of 13th and Olive on south Willamette Street. Those units could bring thousands … Continue reading »

Eugene to Discuss Cohousing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A planned housing development off River Road is eliciting controversy in the neighborhood where it’s been proposed, and the city will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss preliminary approval for the project. The development is a cohousing project called Oakleigh Meadow, which would sit on a two-and-a-half acre parcel of land. … Continue reading »

Crews Break Ground on Apartments

EUGENE, Ore. — A huge new development is coming to the city of Eugene. It’s an apartment complex with amenity levels the Eugene market hasn’t seen in a long time. The developer, BPM Real Estate Group, says the construction of Riverwalk Apartments is just what the community needs right now. Workers broke ground on the … Continue reading »

More Places to Live Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — By this summer, downtown Eugene could be home to hundreds of new people. The number of complexes that popped up over the past few years is filling a void. There are now many places to live downtown and they’re filling up fast. Park Place Apartments near the corner of Broadway and Pearl … Continue reading »

Olive Street to Close for 6 Months

EUGENE, Ore. — A downtown city block will be closed for the next six months while crews work on a major construction project. People who use Olive Street for their downtown commute might need to make some alternate plans. Starting Monday, Olive Street will be closed from 12th to 13th avenues. Signage is already lining … Continue reading »

City Club Discusses Student Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s an evolution that happened over time–the west University area morphed into a neighborhood chock full of student housing. That’s created some conflicts, like party noise and underage drinking. The City Club of Eugene tackled the issue Friday while hearing from the university’s housing director about how he resolves those conflicts. One … Continue reading »

UO Hosts Housing Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon students are preparing to look for where they’ll live next year, so the UO Dean of Students sponsored a housing fair. The goal is to bring property managers, landlords and other community services together to help students see what options are out there. “I think there’s a wonderful developmental … Continue reading »

Police Train Landlords on Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department offered a training Tuesday for local landlords about tenant laws, but one rule in particular had property owners’ interest. After Monday night’s city council vote, many Eugene landlords are curious how the social host ordinance will change their business. Part of the ordinance holds landlords accountable for social … Continue reading »

LCC Housing Changes Management

EUGENE, Ore. — The new Lane Community College apartment complex downtown is undergoing a change in management. The newly built Titan Court just had its grand opening in September, but as of right now, less than half of the available beds are filled. The project started in a conversation with Jon Ruiz, the city manager … Continue reading »

Apartments Proposed Near Hendricks Hill

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 120 acres near the Ribbon Trail could be developed into a major apartment complex. A Eugene consulting firm helped submit four applications with the city to get the pre-approval phase started on Laurel Ridge. The complex is slated for 608 units and would border the Hendricks Hill Ribbon Trail. The … Continue reading »