City Council faces opposition re sale of Eugene’s Broadway Plaza

Dozens of people took to City Council to oppose the proposed sale of the beloved Broadway Plaza in downtown Eugene.

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The speakers said a public space that honors free expression and provides no-cost space for events, music and dancing is a vital element of downtown, and asserted that the sale of Kesey Square would gentrify the area by pushing out low-income residents and the homeless.

…Some said the plaza needs public improvements and more programs and events, but every speaker agreed that developing the space into a six-story mixed-use building is a step too far.

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