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 »

Firefighters Respond to Residential Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — Firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex in downtown Eugene this afternoon. The blaze started in a house that had been converted into a multi-unit apartment building on West 10th Avenue and Jefferson Street. Crews contained the fire to one unit. Paramedics were called to the scene as a precaution … Continue reading »

Woolworth Building Still Seeks Tenants

EUGENE, Ore. — The Woolworth Building on Willamette Street is still looking for tenants. The five-story, Class A building currently has three groups set up inside. The city of Eugene leases one floor, while a law office and mobile platform company share another, but there’s still plenty of room. “Everyone would like to see all … Continue reading »

First on Broadway Building Progressing

EUGENE, Ore. — Passersby are getting their first real look at the First on Broadway building downtown. It isn’t quite done yet, but the plastic it was covered in for months finally came off Tuesday, and now crews are working to put up all the awnings. It will be a mixed-use building with both businesses … Continue reading »

LCC Commemorates Move to New Building

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene institution was commemorated Friday. Lane Community College staff celebrated its transition in the new downtown campus. For several staff members, this was the first time they got a good look at the inside of the innovative LEED Platinum certified teaching facility. Staff helped bring a piece of 1970s carpet from … Continue reading »

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