Why Downtown Eugene?

The downtown scene in Eugene is diverse and creative. The social culture, culinary choices, visual arts and performing arts combine to excite the senses.

Sustainable living has also been an established value long before the mainstream surge – many food purveyors source ingredients from local farms and interior design is often inspired by the use of reclaimed items. An accessible network of pedestrian connections and bike lanes connect the University of Oregon, south Eugene and the Whiteaker District to downtown with just minutes of travel time.

A state-of-the-art public library, a downtown community college campus and a nationally recognized public transportation system are landmarks that represent the commitment to community, education and environmental responsibility.

Downtown Development

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.

TOP TOWN IN THE
COUNTRY FOR
“GREEN SCENES”

Entrepreneur Magazine

GOLD LEVEL:
WALK FRIENDLY
COMMUNITY

Pedestrian & Bicycle
Information Center

TOP TEN IN THE
COUNTRY: BEST
FOR BUSINESS

Forbes.com 2011

16TH IN THE COUNTRY
FOR INDEPENDENT
BUSINESS

2011 The Washington Post

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