Eugene City Council Considers MUPTE

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is trying to encourage multi-family unit housing in the downtown area by offering tax breaks. Members of the public voiced their opinions at Monday night’s city council meeting on an ordinance concerning multiple-unit property tax exemptions (MUPTE). There seemed to be mixed sentiment. Councilors say the tax breaks are … Continue reading »

City Council Votes On Housing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A new campus housing project is in the works, but its success is relying on a financial break from the City of Eugene. Core Campus is a Chicago-based company that’s looking to build new student housing in an open lot near the University of Oregon. The company has applied for a Multiple-Unit … 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 »

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 »

City Council Suspends Tax Exemption

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council voted Wednesday to suspend tax exemptions for certain developers. The Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption, or MUPTE, aimed to create incentives for developers to build useful housing projects in downtown Eugene. But city council thinks the ordinance needs some work. The city has been trying to invite housing projects … Continue reading »