13th & Olive Residents Move In

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students got settled into their new apartments, after moving into the Capstone complex called 13th & Olive Wednesday. It was a busy day at the new 13th & Olive apartment complex. A stretch of Willamette Street was lined with moving trucks, as nearly 400 students moved into their brand new … Continue reading »

Noise Variance Request Denied

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction workers at the Capstone construction site won’t be getting an early start on construction. The city of Eugene turned down the company’s request to start at 4:30 a.m. Hammering, sawing, and welding can be heard outside the Capstone construction site downtown for 12 hours a day as crews work toward a … Continue reading »

Capstone Requests Noise Variance

EUGENE, Ore. — A controversy over noise is building at a downtown Eugene construction zone. Crews working on the Capstone project near 13th and Willamette want to start working before the sun rises. Neighbors say that’s not going to happen if they can help it. In their request, Capstone Construction says the construction site is … 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 »

Councilors Consider Suspending MUPTE

EUGENE, Ore. — ¬†The incentive to add housing to downtown Eugene may soon be on hold. The Eugene city council is considering suspending the Multi-unit Property Tax Exemption program. Councilors say they want to retool the program that provides incentives for multi-housing in the core of downtown. Councilors¬†want to re-evaluate some of the criteria used … Continue reading »

Capstone Accused of Land Use Violations

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene and developers of the Capstone project might have to take another look at the way they handled a request to vacate a street around the project. The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) issued an opinion after an attorney representing a Eugene resident accused both of violating land … Continue reading »

Capstone Housing Project Gets Started

EUGENE, Ore. — The dust is finally setting as a major demolition process comes to a close. It’s out with the old PeaceHealth building at 13th Street and Olive Street and in with the new Capstone Housing Project. Contractors are sorting through the massive amount of debris at the site, separating the metal and concrete. … Continue reading »