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Eugene Acquires EWEB Property Along Willamette River

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City of Eugene
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The City of Eugene and Eugene Water and Electric Board have finalized a deal for 16-acres of riverfront property.

The utility sold it to the city for $5.8 million in urban renewal funds. Eugene City Manager John Ruiz says the effort to acquire the property has been in the works for more than a decade. “From our perspective and the community’s perspective it just helps to fulfill a generational vision and dream of better connecting the river to downtown and other parts of the community,” Ruiz says.

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Sketch of potential development of EWEB property.

Eugene is working with Portland developer Williams and Dame on plans for a multi-use neighborhood on the property along the Willamette River. It would include housing, shops, restaurants and a 3-acre park.
 

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