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EWEB to sell former downtown Eugene headquarters

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EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water & Electric Board announced Tuesday their plans to sell the former headquarters buildings located in downtown Eugene.

Officials said the site, which is nearly four-and-a-half acres, is located along the waterfront district.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone or a group to create something that will benefit the Eugene community for decades to come,” said General Manager Frank Lawson.

Meanwhile, the former EWEB steam plant, which was bought by the City of Eugene in 2018, is already set to be redeveloped. The Eugene City Council voted unanimously in late January to sell the plant to developers Mark Miksis and Mark Frohnmayer for just $1. City officials said millions of dollars will be invested into turning it into a public space with a hotel, office space and restaurants.

“The revitalization of the Downtown Riverfront is bringing new life and economic vibrancy to the whole city of Eugene,” says Eugene Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brittany Quick-Warner.

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