Thursday, November 29, 2012

Eugene City Hall Options

Eugene City Hall (photo credit: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office)
 
As I noted in my Whither City Hall blog post a few months back, the subject of where to locate Eugene City Hall now that the City has abandoned its previous home elicits strong opinions. There are those who advocate rebuilding on the current site and others like me who would rather see Eugene move city hall to EWEB's riverfront headquarters. 
 
Regardless of which option you favor, you may be interested in a special City Club of Eugene presentation entitled Options for City Hall. It will be a free program starting at 7 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Cozmic Pizza.
 
City staff members will provide background on the options and costs. AIA-Southwestern Oregon’s own Otto Poticha, FAIA will point out some possibilities for the current site, while Eugene city councilor Mike Clark will discuss opportunities at the EWEB site. Both will outline the costs and benefits for each site, in terms of dollars and cents and the role of a city hall in establishing a community’s civic identity.
 
As usual at City Club programs, the speakers’ presentations will be followed by a Q & A session with the audience. All are welcome to join in the program.
 
What:               Options for City Hall (a City Club of Eugene presentation) 
 
When:              Monday, December 3, 2012 – 7:00 to 8:30 PM 
 
Where:             Cozmic Pizza, 199 West 8th Avenue, Eugene 
 
Cost:                Free

1 comment:

Bobby Shen said...

So possibly a new town hall? As much as its a tricky thing to design, what a wonderful brief! (if it came to that)