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Commissioners support UO plan to build on millrace site

This project is part of the Knight Campus.

Posted: Jan 10, 2018 5:40 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2018 6:59 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County commissioners are supporting one of the University of Oregon’s new projects.

The university is currently going through the application process to begin building on the millrace site in Eugene for the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus.

The millrace site is a canal just north of campus.

The Lane County Board of Commissioners are in full support of the project and said the university plans on restoring, improving and enhancing the site. They also feel the new campus will help grow the university and Eugene.

“The Knight Science campus to me is a real game changer in this area,” said Commissioner Sid Leiken. “Not only for the University of Oregon, but I think for our whole economy, especially when you look at the applied sciences, the high tech industry.”

Leiken said the new campus could help elevate Eugene into becoming the next Silicon Valley.

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