Mural at 26th & Olive: Neighborhood Matching Grant Project Recipient

The City of Eugene Neighborhood Matching Grant cycle is open now through October 31st with $50,000 available for neighborhood improvement and community-building projects like this one.

Grant guidelines and application materials are available on the City’s web site,, and at the Permit and Information Center located at 99 W 10th or by calling Cindy Koehler at 541-682-5272.

Southeast Neighbors

muralAn intersection in South Eugene received a colorful transformation last weekend as a result of a unique collaboration that included connections to several areas of the organization. In an effort to build community, inspire neighborhood pride and increase safety around the intersection of Olive and 26th, volunteers sweated through record-breaking heat to complete a large mural in the middle of the intersection. Community members from the surrounding neighborhood spent much of the day painting the colorful design that was a result of input received at a series of meetings.

The mural represents the culmination of a collaboration between area neighbors and students in the University of Oregon’s “Real World Eugene” course in the fall of 2015. The project was the primary focus of a student project team that was creating a guidebook to “tactical urbanism,” a way to make small, often community-member led changes to the built environment that can…

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