Urban Renewal in Eugene

Urban Renewal or Tax Increment Financing is a tool used by municipalities to finance improvements and redevelop in specific areas of a city by reinvesting the increase in the area’s property taxes. Eugene has two urban renewal districts: the Downtown Urban Renewal District and the Riverfront Urban Renewal District. More information about both districts can be found below.

Photo by Steve Smith - Aerialimage of EWEB and Willamette River
  1. Riverfront Urban Renewal
  2. Downtown Urban Renewal

What’s Happening with Riverfront Urban Renewal?

Learn more about what is currently happening with the Riverfront Urban Renewal District on the Downtown Riverfront webpage, or click below to read about some of the guiding documents for the district:   

In November 2022, the Urban Renewal Agency directed staff to bring back a proposal to amend the Riverfront Urban Renewal District to expand its financial capacity. Click here to view the work session materials and watch the webcast. Staff is currently working on drafting the proposal and anticipates bringing it to the Agency Board in the summer of 2023. 

River Guides

Learn more about the Riverfront Urban Renewal Advisory Committee (River Guides) who advise the Agency Board on activities in the District.   

Contact Us

  1. Amanda D'Souza

    Development Programs Manager

    99 W 10th Ave

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-5540

    Fx: 541-682-5572



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