New Goodpasture Island Road Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. — A new addition is coming to the Goodpasture area this fall. The City of Eugene says a private developmental group is designing and funding a $3-4 million bridge project across Delta Highway. The design will help the flow of traffic by adding turn lanes to the Goodpasture Island Road bridge, and also … Continue reading »

Developer Aiming to Help Startups

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A developing business is aiming to rent spaces to up-and-coming entrepreneurs. It’s called “Prosper Park,” and it’s located on 28th Street in Springfield. Prosper Park is owned by Developer Leonard Tarantola. The City of Springfield says Tarantola wants to help smaller businesses get started. Mark Metzger, a senior planner with the city, … 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 »

Packed House for Laurel Ridge Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — A more than 120-acre proposed development in the South Hills was the focus of a four and a half hour meeting Wednesday night. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house as people packed into the downtown library to hear about the Laurel Ridge Proposal. Plans call for a phased residential development … Continue reading »

Controversial Corvallis Development

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Walgreens, among other businesses, is one step closer coming to Corvallis, if the city council’s retail center approval is finalized. But not everyone is supportive of the proposal, mostly because of its proximity to a wetland area. This week, Celebration Church of Corvallis is selling fireworks on the northwest corner of Philomath … Continue reading »

City Council Suspends Tax Exemption

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council voted Wednesday to suspend tax exemptions for certain developers. The Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption, or MUPTE, aimed to create incentives for developers to build useful housing projects in downtown Eugene. But city council thinks the ordinance needs some work. The city has been trying to invite housing projects … Continue reading »