Eugene Sunday Streets Moves Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — The third annual Eugene Sunday Streets is taking over downtown for the first time. Organizers say the event is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and local business, which is why they decided to bring things to the city center this year. The location won’t be the only new addition though; this … Continue reading »

Police End Flasher’s Crime Spree

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene police say they have ended a flasher’s nine month crime spree. They say the suspected flasher has been terrorizing women in the downtown and Whitaker areas. “He would get somebody’s attention and expose himself and gratify himself for his own pleasure,” said Melinda McLaughlin of the Eugene Police Department. Incidents date back … Continue reading »

Downtown Eugene Provides Parking Options

EUGENE, Ore. — Parking is a premium in any downtown area and Eugene is no exception. The city says parking is available; in fact, Parking Services has received international recognition for its innovations. About 50,000 parking violations are issued each year with the majority near the University of Oregon. That’s down from 90,000 per year, … Continue reading »

Man Shot After Alleged Dispute

EUGENE, Ore. — A man was transported to the hospital Thursday after he was shot in the neck just after midnight in Eugene. It happened near the Parkway Inn on 7th Avenue, between Washington and Jefferson streets. The manager of the hotel and multiple residents reported a dispute and multiple gunshots. When Eugene Police arrived, they discovered … Continue reading »

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 »

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