Home Must Reads Proposed Eugene development could help downtown businesses

Proposed Eugene development could help downtown businesses

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A proposed $80 million apartment project in downtown Eugene could mean an increase of $3 million in spending at downtown businesses annually.

If built, the complex would be the biggest downtown redevelopment effort in the city’s history, dwarfing both the $21 million, 170-unit Broadway Place apartments built in the late 1990s and Lane Community College’s ongoing $55 million project of classrooms and housing for 250 students on West 10th Avenue.
Observers say the addition of more than 1,000 college students would pump life into the sleepy area of downtown, which now includes parking lots and the shuttered buildings around the PeaceHealth’s empty Eugene Clinic building.
“This project holds enormous positive potential for our downtown,” said Dave Hauser, president of the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. The Capstone development and LCC projects “will bring students with a surprising amount of purchasing power to our downtown, help create 24/7 activity, build stronger connections to the University of Oregon and LCC campuses, and help us keep the long-awaited momentum going in our downtown.”

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}eugene redevelopment{/biztweet}

 

 

More Articles

From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


Read more...

Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


Read more...

Branching out

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
DSC04185BY LINDA BAKER

A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.


Read more...

The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

News
Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...

Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


Read more...

Fuel's gold

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


Read more...

The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS