Riverfront property update
the video above to see what other people in the community have to say.
Also see River of dreams, an article in the February/March 2013 issue of Open for Business.
Since completing the Roosevelt Operations Center in West Eugene in 2010,
EWEB has moved over half its workforce to the new facility, leaving about 15 acres of
prime riverfront property available for redevelopment.
Before EWEB could make any surplus property available for redevelopment, a master plan
for the entire site was required. EWEB embarked on a two-year master planning process to
guide future development on the property, with
about 1,000 community members participating in the effort. The Riverfront Master Plan,
unanimously approved by EWEB Commissioners in June 2010, envisions a mixed-use
riverfront neighborhood that is easily accessible to downtown with restaurants, housing,
cycling and walking paths, retails shops, and public open spaces.
With the completed master plan in hand, EWEB staff then began the land use application process to allow
the property to transition from industrial uses into the vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood that our
In July 2013, the Eugene City Council approved EWEB's proposed land use package. This
approval represents the last major milestone prior to marketing and selling all,
or parts, of the surplus property.
EWEB Commissioners will work with a consultant to determine how to best market and sell
parcels of the property.
At the same time, EWEB is completing final remediation work to prepare the property for sale.
Imagining the future, University of Oregon Architecture students'
created renderings of a revitalized
riverfront property as part of their senior thesis.
Redefining the land use code for mixed-use development is a critical step for the eventual
sale and redevelopment of the surplus property.
Learn about the master planning process and view related documents.
Public engagement was central to the Riverfront Master Planning process. Read how the community
participated in the design process that created the master plan.
Read about the nine-person Community Advisory Team that helped guide the development of the master
plan for the riverfront property. Access all CAT meeting agendas and minutes.
Send an email to the
Riverfront Master Plan Project Team with your questions