EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- With the Eugene Police Department in a new building on Country Club Road, City Hall is almost entirely vacant but the decision as to what will happen to the building remains up in the air.
Only two offices remain in Eugene City Hall now, including the Eugene City Manager's office and the Mayor's offices. However, the property at 7th Avenue and Pearl Street should be cleared out completely in the next week.
The remaining tenants should complete a move out of City Hall by the end of the week of August 19, 2012. Both the City Manager's Office and Mayor's offices will head across the street into vacant space in the Lane County Public Service Building. The city offices will take up space that used to be occupied by the county's Health and Human Services Department, that moved to 7h Avenue and Charnelton Street a few years ago.
Throughout the month of August, Eugene City Council has been on summer recess. When councilors return, they will begin making the decision about the future of City Hall's location and the current 60s-era building.
Ideas include a total rebuild, a remodel or a move.
"There's been some conversation about is there an option with the EWEB administration building as well, so we'll be bringing that back to city council, having some really great conversations - hopefully they'll make a decision soon and then we'll get at that one like we've gotten at this one as well,” says Jon Ruiz, Eugene's City Manager.
Mayor Kitty Piercy has said she hopes to have an official Eugene City Hall back open sometime in 2014.
Until then, Eugene City Council meetings will be held in Harris Hall at the Lane County Public Service Building or the Eugene Public Library when the space is unavailable.