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Public Meeting Monday For Eugene's Downtown Urban Renewal District

Rachael McDonald

UPDATE: The Eugene City Council got input Monday night from the public on projects for urban renewal funding. Dozens of people urged the council to prolong the district according to the Register Guard.

The Eugene City Council wants input on proposed projects for urban renewal district funding downtown. It’s holding a public hearing Monday.

The Downtown Urban Renewal District takes tax revenue and targets it to redevelopment. Amanda Nobel Flannery is with the City of Eugene. She says there are 4 projects under consideration.
Flannery: “Those are creation of a high speed fiber network downtown, park blocks and open space improvements, a permanent improved space for a possible year-round farmer’s market and the last one is redevelopment of the former Lane Community College Downtown Center.”
Flannery says the City Council will take public comment into consideration when it makes a decision about the urban renewal district in June. The public hearing is Monday evening at 7:30 at Harris Hall in Eugene.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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