Franklin Boulevard has long served as a vital link that connects Springfield, Eugene and the University of Oregon. The City has embarked on a project that will increase that connection and help make the Glenwood area a vibrant place to live, work and visit.
The Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project will construct modern urban standard improvements on the old Hwy 99 section, currently known as Franklin Boulevard, in the Glenwood area between downtown Springfield, the University of Oregon and downtown Eugene. The existing Franklin Boulevard (a.k.a. OR 126B, McKenzie Highway) lacks facilities for bicycles and pedestrians.
Springfield engaged the community to re-envision the land uses along Franklin Boulevard as mixed-use neighborhoods with transit-oriented development. The results of the community engagement made it possible for Springfield to adopt an updated Glenwood Refinement Plan last year that outlines the future vision for the Glenwood area. One of the first steps to see the vision implemented is to transform Franklin Boulevard from being auto-oriented into a multi-way boulevard that serves all modes of travel including pedestrians, bikes, buses, and motor vehicles. The project will also have a catalytic effect on land redevelopment in the Glenwood Riverfront District that includes properties along the boulevard.
On February 24, 2014 the Springfield City Council was provided an update on the project and agreed to move forward to meet with the Federal Highway Administration and begin public outreach. View a list of recent public involvement activites. Below is the Franklin Boulevard Conceptual Design they were presented with.
For the latest updates go to the Project News posts at the top right of this page.
Para obtener información en español, comuníquese con Molly Markarian al 541-726-4611.