By working with our project and community partners, the City has explored and implemented a wide variety of practical strategies, including communication and collaboration with each property owner during the planning phase of the project when considering any changes to parking or accessibility. Applying effective corridor-wide design strategies that minimize the property impacts for any business and property owners is a top priority for the City of Eugene and many other critical stakeholders in this project.
In its current configuration, the Franklin Boulevard design concept has minimal impact on individual businesses' parking and access. As the project progresses into engineering, the City will continue communicating and exploring ways with individual property owners, business owners, and other stakeholders to mitigate any potential impact, including loss of street access and/or parking. Additionally, one of the project's goal areas is to maximize the effective utilization of off-street parking supply while ensuring that loss of on-street parking or access does not negatively impact business operations.