Apartments proposed near Alton Baker Park as Homes for Good moves

According to documents filed with the city of Eugene, a Portland-based developer plans to build the apartment complex, which will have on-site parking.

Posted: Sep. 18, 2018 6:51 PM
Updated: Sep. 19, 2018 9:52 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane County housing authority, Homes for Good, is moving downtown, and a five-story apartment building could replace their old offices on Day Island Road near Alton Baker Park.

According to documents filed with the city of Eugene, a Portland-based developer plans to build the apartment complex, which will have on-site parking.

Jacob Fox with Homes for Good said they sold the property over the summer to the developer for $2.1 million.

Fox said they have had their offices near Alton Baker Park since 1971 and also have offices in Springfield. They plan to move to the old Eugene Library on 13th Street, and Fox said putting all of their services under one roof will better serve the community.

"We came to the conclusion that by being in one building, we can provide better customer service to customers either in our housing or are receiving a rental subsidy from us," Fox said.

Fox said they recently purchased the property on 13th Street and said the money from the sale of their property on Day Island Road will fund renovations to the building. He said they plan to lease out their offices in Springfield.

"Building systems, HVAC, cooling are things that we'll look at," Fox said. "But we'll also need to redesign the space so it will work for our 100 employees."

Fox said they hope to move into their new offices by December 2019 or January 2020.

KEZI 9 News reached out to the developer and the architect to learn more about the proposed apartment complex but has not heard back. City leaders still need to weigh in on the project before construction can begin.

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