Council Votes to Knock Down City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is one step closer to finalizing plans for rebuilding city hall. The council decided Wednesday that it will knock down city hall to build a new city hall on the same piece of land. The council voted on four different questions, all solidifying the plan the council already … Continue reading »

Renovate or Rebuild? Debate Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — Another round of heated discussion, as the Eugene City Council continues to ponder the future of the City Hall. The council’s debating a rebuild or a renovation at the site. During a work session Monday night, the design team laid out the differences. It included a presentation on cost, energy efficiency an … Continue reading »

Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — The city says it’ll be reusing 95 to 99 percent of the old city hall building during construction of the new city hall. The project manager says the wood from the outside and pieces of the steel structure will be used to construct the new building. All of the concrete will be … Continue reading »

Public Weighs in on City Hall Design

EUGENE, Ore. — The architects have yet to create to create the plans for Eugene’s new City Hall, but the design is already drawing mixed reviews. The city held an open house Monday night where people could see how the concepts are coming together. The city’s planning to build the project in phases. The first … Continue reading »

City Hall Work Could Start Next Year

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council met once again on Wednesday to discuss the future of its former home. During the work session, the design committee laid out the concept and timeline for rebuilding the old city hall on 8th and Oak. Construction is slated to get started sometime late next year. While some councilors … Continue reading »

City Hall Project Contractor Selected

EUGENE, Ore. — A new city hall is one step closer to reality. A local contractor was selected to rebuild the aging structure, Monday. The city has been wanting to rebuild the building on Pearl Street for quite some time because of its vulnerability to earthquakes. After years of uncertainty, city leaders decided to hire … Continue reading »

Local Firm Chosen to Design City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — A local architecture firm has been chosen to design the new city hall. Rowell Brokaw Architects of Eugene was awarded the job on Friday, beating Portland firm THA Architecture. Rowell says it has been involved in the process ever since the city first began discussing the plan 15 years ago and even … 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 »

Eugene City Hall Design Team Applies

EUGENE, Ore. — After more than a decade of discussion, Eugene is finally one step closer to a new city hall. Applications for the city hall design team were due at 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Eugene’s future city hall will rely on part renovation and part new construction, which means whoever the city chooses for … Continue reading »

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