Urban Design + Planning + Master Planning + Regenerative + Natural Systems + Urban Revitalization + Waterfronts

Eugene's Willamette Waterfront

Eugene, Oregon | 2009-2011

We developed a visionary master plan and design guidelines in partnership with Rowell Brokaw Architects for a new mixed-use community that will inject life into a disused stretch of Eugene’s riverfront. The existing brownfield site, owned by a local utility, sits on the edge of the city’s downtown, next to the vibrant University of Oregon campus.

The process consulted with more than 1,000 members of the local community to create something specific to Eugene, integrating existing railroad tracks and heritage structures—including an historic steam plant and millrace.

The plan advocates for a new downtown neighbourhood, connected to the river, with a mix of residential, commercial, and cultural space. A world-class park would create recreational and event space, in time for Eugene to host the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in 2021.

Project Client
Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)
Project Collaborators
Rowell Brokaw Architects, WRT/Solomon ETC, KPFF Engineering, T’NT_Consultants, Leland Consulting Group, Inter-Fluve, JRHEngineering, Transportation and Land Use Planning, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, Inc., EWEB Community Advisory Team