The Eugene Mall is a 1.5 million square foot shopping mall in Eugene, Oregon designed to encourage pedestrian shopping and entertainment areas. It is the first of its kind in the US with an air-conditioned environment and one of only a handful of shopping malls in Oregon.
In 1972, the city began widening the streets around the shopping center, and in 1973 it created a free parking zone that included 2,200 unlimited parking spaces. The extra lanes were necessary to accommodate cars diverted from the roads outside the Mall area. It may be marginal, but it is burdened by existing urban infrastructure, has failed to attract housing for urban professionals, lacks sustainable nightlife, is repeatedly begged by temporary panhandlers, and is often overrun by homeless people.
Voters were asked to remove a section of three blocks from Broadway, and in 2001 it was the only remaining Eugene Mall in the city of Eugene, Oregon. In 2001, it was the last remaining Eugene Mall on the east side of Ninth Avenue. The north-south axis of the shopping center stretches from Eighth to Eleventh Avenue, with traffic passing through the mall on Tenth Avenue; about three more blocks stretch from Olive Street to Eighth Avenue. , from Ninth to Tenth Ave., and include the main entrance and parking garage of the mall, as well as a large parking lot at Ninth and Olive. Named after Eugene's first mayor, William E. "Bill" Daley, Jr., it is part of the Eugene - Eugene Metro Transit Authority (EOTTA) public transportation system.
As climate-controlled suburban shopping centers became commonplace in the 1960 "s, the community began exploring ways to lure retail and entertainment businesses back to the city center, and efforts to regenerate and provide tax incentives benefited. Retailers invested in large, stand-alone department stores, but the economic conditions of the 1970s did not favor downtown retailers. The mall had only been open for four months and by that time it had become a place for young people to hang out.
Almost from the beginning, city leaders tried to regulate the public use of the shopping center, requiring permits and fees for organized activities.
In 1945, Fred Cuthbert proposed closing Willamette Street to cars to create a leafy pedestrian precinct in the city centre and proposed a perimeter parking area. The city council passed an ordinance that provides for rules of conduct in the shopping center and parking restrictions.
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The explanation for the failure of Eugene Mall is not enough to explain why businesses and government offices in downtown could not survive. This would have been a frequent challenge for retailers, and I could have been shopping and shopping on a budget I had experienced elsewhere.
In 1961, the community leaders responded with a project known as the East Campus Urban Renewal. The project demolished historic buildings east of the university and built a large residential complex surrounded by a landscaped campus that opened in 1965.
The conflicts over the size and use of the shopping centre began immediately and continued until the last remaining part was opened to traffic. In 1984, the City Council voted to demolish the shopping center and parking lot on the east side of Eugene Avenue and reopen the street to cars and traffic for the first time in 15 years.
Social activism had existed in Eugene even before the mall opened, and had a loyal following and infrastructure. When Eugene acquired its downtown holdings, it found an estimated 500 companies, including banks and professional offices, and when it acquired public landscaped land, it seemed that deep-rooted social needs were not dependent on retail. The largest water feature was the Eugene River, the largest river in the United States and one of the largest in the world.