Downtown Riverfront - Name Our Streets!

As development moves forward on our Downtown Riverfront, there are three new streets that need names. One street is a main through way for vehicles and two are side streets connecting people to the Riverfront Park.

Redevelopment of the Downtown Riverfront has been part of the community’s vision for decades, and now that the vision is starting to take shape, this is another opportunity to ensure our new neighborhood reflects Eugene and its residents.

To be considered, street names will need to follow practical guidelines and meet themed criteria that will make them relevant to Eugene and the new Downtown Riverfront neighborhood. Criteria and guidelines are listed below. New streets cannot have the same name as an existing street in Lane County.












As development moves forward on our Downtown Riverfront, there are three new streets that need names. One street is a main through way for vehicles and two are side streets connecting people to the Riverfront Park.

Redevelopment of the Downtown Riverfront has been part of the community’s vision for decades, and now that the vision is starting to take shape, this is another opportunity to ensure our new neighborhood reflects Eugene and its residents.

To be considered, street names will need to follow practical guidelines and meet themed criteria that will make them relevant to Eugene and the new Downtown Riverfront neighborhood. Criteria and guidelines are listed below. New streets cannot have the same name as an existing street in Lane County.












  • CLOSED: This brainstormer has concluded.

    Thanks to everyone who submitted street name ideas! Our internal team is currently screening all submissions against policy guidelines and criteria and narrowing the list for a public vote.

    Return to this site to vote for your favorites. The top 6 choices will be given to Mayor Vinis for final selection later this fall.




    Share your street name for one of three potential streets on the new downtown riverfront project.

    Criteria 

    To ensure that street names are relevant to Eugene and the new Downtown Riverfront neighborhood, suggestions must fall into one of three categories:

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    Thanks to everyone who submitted street name ideas! Our internal team is currently screening all submissions against policy guidelines and criteria and narrowing the list for a public vote.

    Return to this site to vote for your favorites. The top 6 choices will be given to Mayor Vinis for final selection later this fall.




    Share your street name for one of three potential streets on the new downtown riverfront project.

    Criteria 

    To ensure that street names are relevant to Eugene and the new Downtown Riverfront neighborhood, suggestions must fall into one of three categories:

    • Community/Culture - From Kalapuyans to Bill Bowerman, choose a person, place, or thing that embodies Eugene.

    • Ecology/River - From our rivers to surrounding mountains and the valley we live in, ideas representing the ecology of Eugene are as abundant as our native plants.

    • Industry/Energy - There are major industries that are important to Eugene’s history and the energy of steam and water have played an important role on the riverfront site. While timber has historically been a large driver of our economy, agriculture and education have also played major roles and the technology community is steadily growing.


    Guidelines
    For practical reasons, the following guidelines apply to all new streets in Lane County. Suggested street names must follow these guidelines. 

    Road names must include
    Street names cannot include/be
    • Valid road type, i.e. - Alley, Ave, Blvd, Lane, Place, Road, Street or Terrace

    • Punctuation (ex: St. Ives Pl, Be-ell Pl, or Hooton's Corners Rd)
    • Numbers (ex: Bonners lane 1)
    • More than 20 characters
    • Road type within the road name (ex: Woodway Pl)
    • Identical to an existing mailing or incorporated city
    • Unusual or confusing spellings


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