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 »

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 »