A green-lighted riverfront development plan means Eugene residents should expect dust, delays, and demolition soon.
City Manager Jon Ruiz says with an agreement signed off with Portland development firm Williams & Dame, crews will get to work connecting the downtown with the Willamette River.
“So what’ll happen over the next couple of months, we’ll start demo’ing some of the buildings out on site that need to be demolished," Ruiz tells KLCC.
"We’ll be designing infrastructure, the roads, and the curbs, and the gutters. And then as we move through the year and into next year, we’ll see some things start rising out of the ground.”
The City of Eugene says it’ll spend $12 million in public money on the project. It’ll feature a hotel, apartments, and retail space. Completion is expected ahead of the 2021 world track and field championships.
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