Downtown Development

Downtown Eugene is a thriving community of families, students and business professionals. Surrounded by neighborhoods, major activity centers and the University of Oregon, urban revitalization efforts and significant investments are advancing the economic prosperity of downtown.

The recent research behind the construction of Lane Community College’s downtown campus and the 13th Avenue & Olive Street housing project illustrate the demand for living in downtown Eugene. These projects are improving the connection of downtown to the University of Oregon and the overall student population bringing an economic impact of $5.3 million.

Downtown Eugene also has the largest concentration of employment in the region, with thousands of employees in the city center five days a week. We are the premier location for commercial activities for Eugene, Lane County and the Southern Willamette Valley.

Years of effort by local citizens leads to the redevelopment of downtown – beginning with the Broadway Commerce Center building at 44 W. Broadway.

Business Development Tools

  • The City of Eugene offers business assistance through loan programs and incentives.
  • Use Lane Business Link to find the resources you need for start up and business growth.
  • A collective voice of the business community, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce promotes a healthy economy by influencing business success, public policy and community development.

Commercial Property Managers

Citizen’s Building, LLC
(541) 687-9066

Silva Management
(541) 228-3201

Blanton Turner
(541) 242-1077

Pacific Real Estate
(541) 687-1434

A Growing Community

For Students

Lane Community College’s Downtown Campus is set to begin classes January 2013. The campus is made up of two buildings: the first is Titan Court, a student housing complex that will host roughly 250 students; and the second is a four-story academic building where energy management, continuing education and small business development programs are available.

For Innovators

Innovative technology companies are finding the right space to work in downtown Eugene:

“Technology companies of all kinds come here to live and play. They come because the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Lane Community College provide them with a steady stream of talented professionals. They stay because their employees love the community and quality of life Eugene offers. They grow and prosper because the Eugene-Springfield area has the infrastructure to support their technology and business needs.”

Development Plans & Initiatives

The Regional Prosperity Initiative
A Eugene Chamber-led program that focuses on three areas:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Building on Our Strengths
  • Business Retention & Expansion

City of Eugene Downtown Plan Excerpts

  • Building a Downtown (PDF)
    How the City of Eugene promotes and supports the development of downtown through policies, strategy and projects.
  • Strong Regional Center (PDF)
    Why Downtown Eugene is the premier location for commercial, governmental and cultural activities.

Initiatives on Our Agenda Today:

2 East Broadway Proposal

A current concept for Broadway Plaza/Kesey Square 

Next Generation Downtown 

Keeping vital tools to ensure Eugene is a safe & welcoming place for all.