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Eugene approves two new safe sleep sites

The sites are located at Chase Commons Park and 310 Garfield St.

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 1:15 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- At a meeting on Wednesday, the Eugene City Council approved two new sites for the unhoused, located at Chase Commons Park and 310 Garfield St.

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The four-acre site at Chase Commons Park will accommodate up to 20 conestoga huts. Officials said they’ve done outreach with nearby businesses and residents.

Meanwhile, the 310 Garfield Street location will accommodate between 50 and 60 people. The property is owned by Lane Transit District and is about five acres in size. Outreach at this location included discussions with nearby property owners, renters and real estate agents.

City staff members have reviewed more than 300 locations for shelter and tent sites and vehicle camping. They said they will continue to assess other properties as well, including both public and private sites.

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