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Riverfront property update

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.

Shifting from industrial to mixed-use development

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 community envisions.

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.

Next steps

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.

Land use process

Redefining the land use code for mixed-use development is a critical step for the eventual sale and redevelopment of the surplus property.

Master plan process

Learn about the master planning process and view related documents.

Public involvement

Public engagement was central to the Riverfront Master Planning process. Read how the community participated in the design process that created the master plan.

Community Advisory Team

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.

Want to comment?

Send an email to the Riverfront Master Plan Project Team with your questions and comments.