UO Foundation team selected for EWEB riverfront redevelopment

This image presents a concept for development of EWEB property on the Willamette River in downtown Eugene. (University of Oregon Foundation)

This image presents a concept for development of EWEB property on the Willamette River in downtown Eugene. (University of Oregon Foundation)

On Tuesday evening, EWEB voted 4-0 to select the UO Foundation team to redevelop the EWEB site, an 17-acre riverfront property located in downtown Eugene.

The UO Foundation team submitted a concept that calls for a mix of parks, shops and housing bordered by a public boardwalk along the Willamette River. It would renovate and reuse historic buildings on the site and create the long-sought connection between downtown and the river.

The UO Foundation's written proposal was submitted in May and can be viewed at  www.eugeneriverdistrict.com. Interviews of the three finalists, UO Foundation, Trammel Crow of Portland and Williams and Dame of Portland took place in July and can be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/EWEButility/videos

The UO Foundation team includes Paul Weinhold, UO Foundation president and CEO and Jay Namyet, UO Foundation chief investment officer; Hal Ferris of Spectrum Development Solutions; John Rowell, Greg Brokaw and Kaarin Knudson of Rowell Brokaw Architects; Eugene financial advisor Hugh Prichard; real estate advisor Harris Hoffman and development manager Mark Miksis of deChase Miksis Development.  

For more information, below is a list of media coverage for the EWEB Riverfront Development project: 

Editorial: The UO Foundation’s edge, Register-Guard, Oct 9, 2014
EWEB picks UO Foundation to redevelop riverfront, Register Guard, Oct 8, 2014
UO Foundation to Develop RiverfrontKEZI, Oct 8, 2014
Eugene utility chooses UO Foundation to develop 17 acres on Willamette River, OregonLive, Oct. 8, 2014
UO Foundation selected to redevelop downtown riverfront property, Oregon Daily Emerald, Oct 8 2014
EWEB selects UO Foundation, KMTR, Oct 8, 2014
UO Foundation selected as developer for EWEB project, Around the O, Oct 8, 2014
EWEB chooses UO Foundation, KEZI, Oct 7, 2014
All three developers in the race, Register Guard, Oct 1, 2014
Public partnership, Register Guard, Aug 31, 2014
EWEB's field of dreams, Editorial Opinion, Register Guard, Aug 3, 2014
Riverfront plans get broad scrutiny. Register Guard, Aug 3, 2014
Developers flesh out visions for EWEB site, Register Guard, Jul 31, 2014
EWEB hears from developers vying for waterfront project, KVAL, Jul 30, 2014
Teams Pitch EWEB Property Ideas, KEZI, Jul 30, 2014
UO Foundation submits proposal to develop EWEB site, Around the O, Jul 30, 2014
EWEB examines potential planners, Register Guard, Jul 28, 2014
EWEB drops 1 developer, Register Guard, Jul 8, 2014
EWEB narrows candidates for riverfront development, KMTR, Jul 8, 2014
EWEB trumpets suitors for land, Register Guard, Jun 5, 2014
4 development groups vie for EWEB waterfront acreage, KEZI, Jun 5, 2014
Editorial: Riverfront project is a step closer, Register Guard, Jun 1, 2014
4 covet EWEB site along river, Register Guard, May 24, 2014

Gregory Brokaw