Eugene city officials expect to spend $14 million on the planned three-acre riverfront park, the showpiece of the community’s years-long effort to connect downtown with the Willamette River.
And they anticipate spending another $4 million on the neighboring one-acre plaza, which will be constructed in a future phase.
The park, scheduled to be completed well before the 2021 world track and field championships, includes green space, a rebuilt section of the riverfront path that separates cyclists and walkers, narrower pedestrian paths that connect to overlooks, interpretative exhibits and public art. It is part of the overall transformation of downtown Willamette riverfront land across from Alton Baker Park into an accessible riverfront neighborhood and community destination.
• $10 million for construction;
• $2.5 million for consultant fees;
• $850,000 for utility relocation;
• $650,000 for permitting and fees.
The city has committed $9 million in capital funding to the project already. The funding comes from fees paid by developers and money from parks and street repair bonds that voters approved in two prior years.