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Eugene holding Town Square Block Party to reveal design concepts

The city is unveiling three concept designs for the future of the Park Blocks at Thursday night's Town Square Block Party. Which is your favorite?

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 4:18 PM
Updated: Jul 18, 2019 7:15 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The downtown Park Blocks in Eugene are getting a makeover, and you get to weigh in.

The city is unveiling three concept designs for the future of the Park Blocks at Thursday night's Town Square Block Party. It's set to go from 5 to 9 p.m. at 8th Avenue and Oak Street. There will be many family-friendly activities and food and drink options. 

One of the main points of the Eugene Town Square project is to pave the parking lot on East 7th Avenue and West Park Street and build a town hall building along with a permanent pavilion for the weekly farmers market.

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The concepts also show new fountains, pavement and an entertainment stage for the future Eugene Town Square.

Josh Berman, the town square analyst says that this project is about the people.

"The community uses this space," says Berman. "This is their space and we're kind of the stewards of this project but we're are trying to be community led rather than leading the community."

Attendees of Thursday’s block party will be voting on their favorite concept with a live poll. If people can’t make it to the party, you can fill out the survey on the city’s website.

After the city gets input from the community, they will finalize their plans and take it to city council next year. Construction should begin shortly after.

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