Eugene halts PakTech expansion

Workforce expansion is on hold while the plastic factory and city officials dispute over the company’s new property annexation into the city.

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Eugene city officials say they won’t let construction proceed unless the parcel, near Northwest Expressway and Irving Road, is annexed. Like much of the so-called northwest Eugene industrial corridor, PakTech’s land is in unincorporated Lane County, within the city’s urban growth boundary but outside the city limits.

The PakTech dispute is one of the first major flashpoints since the city tightened its annexation rules for the industrial corridor, a long triangle between Highway 99 and Northwest Expressway that runs from Randy Papé Beltline north to the Eugene Airport.

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