EUGENE, OR – Lane Community College and its new Downtown Campus received accolades and a Community Award from Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy in her annual State of the City address given Jan. 9.
Piercy called the campus an "exemplary model of sustainability in keeping with goals and values held by the city, the college and throughout the region."
"Everyone at Lane should take pride in this recognition," said President Mary Spilde, who accepted the award for Lane. "It has been a delight to work with the mayor and the city throughout this comprehensive and rewarding project."
About the Downtown Campus
The Lane Community College Downtown Campus is a landmark project for education, business and the community. Cited as the catalyst for downtown revitalization, it is credited with sparking $120 million in projects. The campus is located in Eugene, Ore., on 10th Avenue between Olive and Charnelton Streets. The 90,000 s.f., four-story Academic Building offers instructional programs and student services plus services for businesses and meeting and conference space. The 87,000 s.f., five-story Titan Court housing building has 75 apartments and can house 255 students. With cutting-edge sustainability features, the Academic Building will be LEED Platinum certified and Titan Court will be LEED Gold certified. Planning began in December 2009 and a groundbreaking was held in March 2011. Built on an aggressive schedule, the housing building opened in August 2012 and the instructional building opened in January 2013. The $53 million project was funded by a voters, the City of Eugene, Eugene Water and Electric Board, State of Oregon, Congress, and various tax credits and bonds.