According to the Register-Guard,
[it] has struggled to attract companies since it was planned in the 1990s by former Eugene mayor and lumber executive Ed Cone.
|Lots for Sale at Greenhill Technology Park|
|Greenhill Technology Park|
Fern Ridge path in blue,
West 11th Ave/OR-126 borders on the south edge
|Here's approximately the same area (tilted a little)|
Even where it is built out,
the value/acre is like single-family housing
|Single-family housing in North Eugene is also green and tan|
|By contrast, here's downtown, with much higher value/acre|
(And check out that Ninkasi outlier!!!)
|It's like bananas: By the bunch, or by the pound|
(We will almost certainly revisit this analysis as analogous situations in Salem suggest comparisons.)
* The City of Eugene says
This project began in 2015 after a public presentation in Eugene by Urban 3’s Joe Minicozzi. Urban3 has pioneered techniques for representing a city’s financial resources through 3D maps, and Minicozzi shared insights on financial sustainability that are based on their analysis approach. The event was a part of the AIA-SWO’s Design Excellence Lecture Series in Eugene....Minicozzi himself came to Salem this past July, so it is interesting to see something like a two-year cycle on developing Eugene's analysis. Strong Towns posted it to social media earlier today.
Minicozzi’s presentation inspired city staff to conduct a similar analysis of Eugene’s resources in what has become the Mapping Values in Eugene project. Staff developed a model that graphically shows property tax revenue on a per-acre basis across the city. This analysis is intended to be a communication tool to increase staff’s and the community’s understanding of municipal revenue and how development patterns affect it.