New Businesses Opening Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’ve walked around downtown lately, you’ve probably noticed that there are some new places where you can grab lunch or catch a movie. The Kesey Square area is becoming home to a number of new businesses that are set to open in the coming weeks. All of them are working together … Continue reading »

City Council Extends Tax Exemption

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council has decided to extend the suspension on the controversial tax exemption for housing developers. The Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption, or MUPTE, is now suspended until the end of August. The original agreement was for the end of June, as the council worked to evaluate and potentially modify the … Continue reading »

Eugene Meets with City Hall Design Teams

EUGENE, Ore. — There are two finalists left in the search for the best architectural team to design the new Eugene City Hall. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. inside the Downtown Eugene Library building at the Bascom-Tykeson Room. Both of the finalists will present their qualifications, experience and approach to the … Continue reading »

Eugene Seeks City Hall Design Team Input

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene will resume the city hall rebuild discussions, and it wants your input. The city manager’s office is hosting a public session as it works to pick a city hall design team. Two architect teams are in the running for the project, which will be rebuilt on the city … Continue reading »

Tax Exemption Discussions Resume

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people turned out to speak about tax incentives in downtown Eugene Monday night. The debate at the city council meeting centered around the Multi-unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) program. The program provides tax incentives to developers of projects like the Capstone student housing complex downtown. Councilors chose to suspend MUPTE earlier … Continue reading »

New Restaurant Opens Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — Mother’s Day marked as the opening day for a new restaurant in downtown Eugene. Soubise opened its doors Sunday in the Broadway Commerce Center, at 44 W. Broadway Ave. The restaurant features modern Northwest foods, and will be open for lunch and dinner throughout the week and brunch on Sundays. The owners … 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 »

Eugene Prepares for Summer in the City

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring just got here, but Eugene city councilors are already making big plans for this summer. The council learned Wednesday about plans for Summer in the City, as well as the things to come. Councilors focused on downtown revitalization over the past few years, and the nearly $200 million worth of investments … Continue reading »

Eugene Saturday Market Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite the soggy spring weather, the Eugene Saturday Market officially opened Saturday. Hundreds of people made their way to 8th Avenue and Oak Street for the market’s opening weekend. The market kicked off its 44th season this year. Managers say that vendors will sell over $1.5 million of merchandise throughout the season. … Continue reading »

Eugene Saturday Market Preps Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — The return of spring also means the return of Eugene’s Saturday Market. Managers spent the day putting up new banners to provide a colorful reminder that the market is coming back to downtown Eugene. It runs every Saturday, rain or shine, until November. This year’s banners are the first new ones in … Continue reading »

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