The City of Eugene and Lane Community College (LCC) are excited to announce a growing partnership at the Mary Spilde Center in downtown Eugene. The City will lease space in, and relocate offices to, Lane Community College’s Mary Spilde Center downtown campus building at 101 W. 10th Avenue. Relocating city offices in the building, which will continue to house LCC classes as well as 4J offices, will support this critical downtown investment and consolidate several City services in the area of 10th and Oak.
Space on the ground, second and third floors of the building will be used for an interim City Council chamber and work session space for Council meetings, Mayor and City Councilor offices, the City Manager’s Office, City Attorney offices and the Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement. While the space is not designed to be a City Hall, the three-year lease will allow for its use as an interim space between today and the future City Hall planned for the park blocks.
The LCC Mary Spilde Center provides an accessible location that supports an important educational institution in the community. The City partnered with LCC in 2011 to help develop the Mary Spilde Center by providing the property this campus is located on, as well as $8 million in Urban Renewal funding for construction.
“The building is a landmark project and tremendous asset to our downtown,” said Sarah Medary, City Manager. “We are happy to continue our partnership with LCC and to continue providing city services in the heart of downtown.” Medary also extended her thanks and gratitude to Lane County and the interim space provided in the Public Service Building.
"This venture highlights LCC's strong commitment to both collaborative projects that support our community and to fulfilling its educational mission,” said Lisa Fragala, LCC Board Chair. “When we work together in Eugene great things happen."
Relocation of city offices into the building are planned to take place later this year.