Residents Give Input on Market District

EUGENE, Ore. — What would you like to see built in downtown Eugene? That’s what a group of developers were out to ask the community Friday. Anyone had the chance to give their two cents about what should go into the market district. That’s the gravel lot near Oak and 6th Avenue. Developers were taking … Continue reading »

Project Partners Sign 99-Year Lease

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene businessman locked down a 99-year deal with Lane County Monday. Brian Obie, owner of the Fifth Street Public Market and Inn, along with Lane County officials and the Housing and Community Services Agency (HACSA) of Lane County put wet ink to paper that afternoon. The partners signed the lease for … Continue reading »

Next Step for Obie Development Project

EUGENE, Ore. — It’ll be years before crews break ground on a new development in downtown Eugene. The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved the $67 million proposal this week that will include housing, retail space, a movie theater and grocery store. Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich says the developer, Brian Obie, has three to … Continue reading »

County Grants Downtown Development Lease

EUGENE, Ore. — A major proposal to develop part of downtown Eugene received the green light Tuesday. After months of talks, the Lane County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 99-year lease agreement with developer Brian Obie. The 5th Street Public Market developer wants to create a $67 million housing development with retail space, a … Continue reading »