Building on Broadway Plaza/Kesey Square Corner Opposed

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Do you support or oppose building on downtown Eugene’s Broadway Plaza also called Kesey Square?

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How Often Do You Go Downtown?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

How often do you go to downtown Eugene?

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Which Opinion About Downtown is Closest to Yours?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Which view of downtown is closest to yours?

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How Do You Rate Business Downtown?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

How would you rate the business environment in downtown Eugene?

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How Do You Rate Crime Downtown?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

How would you rate the crime problem in downtown Eugene?

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How Do You Rate Downtown?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

How would you rate Downtown Eugene?

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Proposed County/City Land Exchange

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Do you support or oppose the City of Eugene and Lane County exchanging land in order to allow for a year-round farmers’ market in downtown Eugene?

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A year-round Farmers’ Market downtown Eugene: discussions are under way. by Pat Farr

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

 

Who wouldn’t want to see a year-round farmers’ market replace the current, highly popular but seasonal and Saturday only (plus an occasional Thursday) market that exists today?

If you've been to the weekend Farmers' Market in Eugene you know it can be crowded

If you’ve been to the weekend Farmers’ Market in Eugene you know it can be crowded

Here’s the deal:  there’s a bunch of talk going on about a land-swap deal between Lane County and the City of Eugene ( see video here). There are so many reasons that the deal won’t work.  Trading one half-city-block for another goes against all reasonable thinking.

Eugene and Lane County have started talking about trading the “Butterfly Parking Lot” for the eastern half of the block that formerly housed Eugene’s City Hall.  As soon as the talk began, people began amassing the many reasons that will not work.  Where will people park?  What about Eugene and Mary Skinner’s original (mid-1800’s) view of what downtown Eugene should look like?  What about the disparity in value of the two parcels?  The list goes on, and grows daily.

So why now do I find myself talking with the editorial boards of both The Register-Guard and Eugene Weekly about the subject?  And, why am I joined by Mayor Kitty Piercy and City Manager and assistant Jon Ruiz and Sarah Medary as well as interim County Administrator Alicia Hays in these discussions.

The answer:  because there are compelling reasons that now is the first time in history that the swap may make sense.  The discussion involves Lane County giving up the butterfly lot, which is currently slated for a replacement County Court House and allowing Eugene to enter an agreement with Lane County Farmers’ Market to position a year-round market in that space.  At the same time Eugene would give up half of its current City Hall block for a future Lane County Court House.

The idea could work beautifully.  And it could be a bust.  But the time is correct right now to look at all of the reasons pro- and con.

Whereas, if you've been to the Farmers' Market in Olympia you know it is a great place to hang out...

Whereas, if you’ve been to the year-round Farmers’ Market in Olympia you know it is a great place to buy an amazing variety of fresh food in a comfortable setting, meet friends, have lunch, entertain visitors or simply hang out…

There will be a joint public forum with the Lane County Board of Commissioners and the Eugene City Council on June 3 2014, 6 pm at Harris Hall to hear from you why or why not the two governments should pursue the concept.

City of Eugene Office Space: Lease or Build if Leasing Cheaper

Monday, January 13th, 2014

If leasing space was cheaper than building a new city hall, would you still support building?

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Lease or Build Eugene City Office Space

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Should the City of Eugene build a new city hall or lease space downtown?

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