Saturday, June 6, 2015

MUPTE Matters Public Forum

An important public forum focused on the topic of Eugene’s Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) will take place this coming Monday, June 8 beginning at 5:30 PM at The Barn Light.
A resurgence of retail stores, restaurants, and residences has contributed mightily to the renaissance of Eugene’s downtown core. A combination of public investments and incentives in the area, including MUPTE, has undoubtedly spurred some of this development. 
The City of Eugene suspended MUPTE in 2013 but the Eugene City Council is now considering its renewal. Under the council’s proposed revisions to MUPTE student apartment complexes would not be eligible for waivers, local contractors would be mandated to work on projects, developments would have to meet energy efficiency and environmental building standards, and there would be a requirement for more affordable housing. 
Questions to be addressed include: 
  • What impact has MUPTE had in concentrating development in the urban core?
  • What has been the relationship between the development goals of Envision Eugene and the use of the MUPTE program?
  • What role will MUPTE play in continued downtown revitalization?
  • Should MUPTE be renewed and if so, in what form?
Readers of SW Oregon Architect who have an interest in MUPTE should attend to hear from all sides surrounding this important issue. The discussion is certain to be enlightening and spirited. 
PTE play in continued downtown revitalization?

Join us June 8th from 5:30 - 7 pm at The Barn Light for answers to these questions and more.

What: MUPTE Matters Public Form
When: Monday, June 8, 2015 – 5:30 - 7:00pm
Where: The Barn Light
Who: The following speakers are scheduled to present:

  • Brittney Quick-Warner - Chamber of Commerce
  • Thomas Pettus-Czar - The Barn Light
  • Greg Brokaw - Rowell Brokaw Architects
  • Nan Lawrence - City of Eugene
  • Mia Nelson - 1000 Friends of Oregon
The Barn Light and Red Wagon Creamery will provide complimentary coffee and ice cream.

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