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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Take Survey to Help Improve Downtown Public Spaces

The City of Eugene, in partnership with the non-profit Project for Public Spaces, would like to hear your thoughts and suggestions regarding downtown public spaces. An online survey is available in English and Spanish to collect community input on ways to make our downtown public spaces safe, vibrant and welcoming to everyone.

Online Survey - HERE

Encuesta en español - AQUÍ

Downtown is Eugene’s civic center and the economic, cultural and governmental focus of the region. Parks and open spaces play a critical role in the vitality of the area and how people experience downtown. In June 2016, the Eugene City Council approved an ordinance making the downtown Park Blocks and other open spaces eligible for up to $5.2 million of urban renewal funding for improvements. Before funding is allocated, however, the Council wants to hear from the community.

As part of a broad public engagement process, community members are being invited to help create a vision of what’s best for the downtown parks and open spaces and provide input on what improvements are most important to them.

Starting in August 2016, the City began working with the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) on a public engagement effort on existing public spaces downtown including the Park Blocks, the Plaza at the Hult, Broadway Plaza (Kesey Square), and the Library Plaza, as well as the pedestrian paths that link them. PPS is an internationally known non-profit that has a long history of helping communities transform public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.

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