City Council Seeking Input on City Hall Options


The City Council is considering three options for replacing Eugene’s City Hall. The council plans to make a decision soon and wants to hear from the public. Two open houses will provide information on those options and an opportunity for community members to give their feedback. Also, a public forum will accept public testimony on the subject in a more structured format, similar to a public hearing with speakers allowed 3 minutes each.

Open Houses:

  • Friday, December 7 – 4-6 p.m. | Atrium Lobby | Public information and input
  • Monday, December 10 – 4-6 p.m. | Atrium Lobby | Public information and input

Public Forum:

  • Monday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. | Harris Hall, Lane County Building | Public input

The three options are:

  • Existing City Hall Site (8th and Pearl) – Substantial Rebuild
  • Existing City Hall Site (8th and Pearl) – Build New
  • EWEB site (500 E. 4th Ave, riverfront) – Co-ownership

Community members may also submit their comments to the Mayor and City Council via email at mayorcitycouncilandcitymanager@ci.eugene.or.us. The City’s website also includes additional information about City Hall at www.eugene-or.gov/cityhallplanning.

The subject of what to do about City Hall has been under consideration for years. Significant public outreach and discussion has occurred at times during the process.  The values and criteria the council is using to evaluate the current options are based on that public input – and the City Council wants to provide additional opportunities at this time as they move toward a decision.

The City Council Subcommittee on City Hall began meeting in September 2012 to help focus the remaining council discussion and decisions needed.  A City Council work session on City Hall is scheduled for December 12 at which they will review the public input received and may take action on next steps.