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Eugene Calls For New Street Name Suggestions

Amy Brenneman

The City of Eugene is asking people to submit name suggestions for three new streets in the Downtown Riverfront.

This new neighborhood will connect downtown Eugene to the river. It will include a park, mixed housing, as well as a restored steam plant that will house many businesses.

One of the new streets will be a main route and the other two are side streets.

Caitlin Estes, communications coordinator, says the city wants names that reflect Eugene’s values.

“Suggested street names need to meet some theme criteria and also some practical guidelines to be considered,” says Estes. “The themes are community and culture, ecology and the river, and industry and energy. Things that really connect to the Downtown Riverfront and our community as a whole.”

People can submit name ideas until September 13th. Then, after a round of voting for the top six, Mayor Lucy Vinis will choose the final names.

The Downtown Riverfront development is planned to be finished before the 2021 Track and Field World Championships.

Amy Brenneman is the 2019 Snowden Intern. She began working in the KLCC News Room June 24, 2019. She recently graduated from University of Oregon with a major in journalism and a minor in anthropology. She loves radio so much, she even made her undergraduate thesis an audio story about paranormal tourism in the United States.
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