downtown Eugene

Disasters & Accidents
8:26 am
Sat November 1, 2014

West 7th Ave Now Open at Charnelton Following Crash

A van crashed into a tree early Saturday morning in downtown Eugene, closing W. 7th at Charnelton St.
Credit Angela Kellner

UPDATE: 10:28 a.m.

Eugene Police say all lanes of W. 7th Ave. are now open.

UPDATE: 8:45 a.m.

Eugene Police say two lanes of West 7th Avenue are now open to traffic.

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Eugene Police are investigating a Saturday morning crash of a white van into a tree on West 7th Avenue between Charnelton and Olive St.

West 7th is closed until further notice at Charnelton. The condition of the driver has not been released.

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Economy
4:49 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Whole Foods Is Coming To Downtown Eugene

Eugene will soon be home to a Whole Foods Market. The Austin-based company made the announcement Wednesday during its quarterly earnings call.

The 33,000 square foot store will be located on the corner of East Broadway and High Street in downtown Eugene. That's the same spot Whole Foods wanted to build a store several years ago but the deal didn't work out.

The store is set to open in the first half of 2016. The company says this will bring an estimated 150 new jobs to the area. It will be the 9th Whole Foods in Oregon.

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Downtown Eugene
2:59 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Sixth Street "Market District" Development Moving Forward

Developer Brian Obie.
Credit Karen Richards

The design phase is moving forward to develop the “Market Street District” on 6th Street in downtown Eugene. Friday marked the first of three public input sessions.

The two-acre site stretches from Oak to Pearl, across from the Fifth Street Market. Developers envision the area as a mix of retail and housing. Some of the units will be available at below market rates. Steve Ochs is with the Housing and Community Services Agency or HACSA.

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Transportation
7:57 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Bus Drivers Tell Tales

Stacy Hunter stands 6 ft. 7 inches when he's not sitting in the driver's seat of his LTD bus.
Credit Lane Transit District

In Lane County, there are no trams, trolleys, or subways. Mass transit means busing. Every week day, an average of 43,000 riders board Lane Transit District buses. The men and women who drive those buses see and hear all kinds of things. They get to know their daily commuters. Bus drivers do tell tales. Here are a few.

(scroll down to see bus driver photos)

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

New Light Coming To Downtown Eugene

This and 43 other light poles will be illuminated Valentine's night in downtown Eugene during the rescheduled First Friday Art Walk.
Credit Rachael McDonald

Eugene's First Friday Art Walk was postponed to this Friday, Valentine's Day, because of the snow last week. Downtown will be graced with new light for folks who come to the Art Walk.  

A brand new light display will be turned on at dusk Friday.
Sarah Bennett is President of Downtown Eugene Incorporated, or DEI. She says the lighting treatment is a permanent year-round installation.

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