City Seeks Community Input For Town Square Development

May 21, 2019

The City of Eugene is holding a community meeting this Wednesday to imagine a new future for the Park Blocks. 

As part of the effort to develop downtown, the city wants to recreate the Park Blocks into a town square that better meets the needs of the community.

The City of Eugene is wanting to develop the Park Blocks into a Town Square. The event at Whirled Pies on Wednesday is the first of several efforts to elicit input from the community about how the future of downtown should look. Everyone in the Eugene community is encouraged to come and share their ideas.
Credit City of Eugene

While every project has constraints, Urban Development Manager Will Dowdy says the goal is to create a space that represents the community.

“But, we’re looking for the creativity and the varied perspectives that our community can bring to this. So that what we end up with is truly a space that we can all be proud of and a space that will last for generations.”

The community forum will be open house style with activity stations to help guide community members in generating ideas. The event is kid friendly, so Dowdy encourages the whole family to come.

The meeting is from 5 to 9 pm Wednesday at Whirled Pies. Presentations will be at 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

You can find out more about the Town Square plans here and here