EUGENE, Ore. -- Plans for upgrades at Eugene's Park Blocks will continue to move forward after the Eugene City Council endorsed the concept design for a Eugene Town Square.
The city council voted 6-1, with councilor Clark absent, to advance the Eugene Town Square design into a work session in 2020.
City leaders said they have been working with the public and stakeholders for six months to come up with ideas for the upgrades. Plans include converting the Butterfly Parking Lot into a space for the farmers market including a covered area.
Eugene resident Ronald Cooper said he would visit downtown more if the Town Square becomes a reality.
"I think it's kind of a neat thing to have more activity downtown," Cooper said. "Maybe it will keep some of the homeless from coming down here to camp out."
The Town Square project also calls for a new city hall. The Eugene City Council is expected to discuss that topic in December.
For more information about the concept design, click here.