Civic Stadium Timeline

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2002Surplus property: Civic Stadium was designated as surplus property by the school board in 2002.
Feb. 17, 2010
Board decided to initiate its Land Use Decision Process, a defined process to lead to a decision on whether to offer the property for sale. The board extended the decision-making timeline to allow 90 days for the Save Civic Stadium organization to conduct a feasibility study that would identify the range of uses, potential costs and possible buyers for the property.
Feb. 25, 2010
Community meeting (Note: This was not a school board meeting but a neighborhood/community meeting hosted by district staff, and was held at a different location, South Eugene High School)
Feb. 25–Mar. 5, 2010Community input solicited through online comment form. 
March 17, 2010
Staff summarized comments and suggestions received at the February 25 community meeting and through the online. 
May 19, 2010

Staff presented proposed findings of fact. The findings state why the district no longer needs the property, zoning and land use restrictions on the property, and community input received to date.

June 2, 2010

Public hearing. Public comment was welcomed on the proposal to sell the property.

June 16, 2010
Board decided to sell Civic Stadium and adjacent properties using a request for proposals process, and provided direction on next steps.
Aug. 18, 2010Board work session to discuss key elements prior to drafting a request for proposals.
Sept. 1, 2010Board reviewed draft request for proposals.
Sept. 15, 2010Board approved a final request for approvals.
Oct. 1, 2010
District issued a request for proposals to acquire the Civic Stadium properties.
Feb. 1, 2011Proposals due by 2:00 p.m.
Spring 2011Proposal review: Staff reviewed all proposals using criteria outlined in the RFP, and forwarded the proposals to the school board for evaluation. 
May 18, 2011Superintendent's recommendation: Superintendent George Russell on May 18 recommended to the Eugene School Board that the district move forward with a proposal from Master Development LLC and Powell Development Co.
June 1, 2011Offers declined: The school board decided to decline the offers from Save Civic Stadium, YMCA and Master and Powell Development to purchase or lease Civic Stadium on a long-term basis.
July 2011In July, the superintendent was authorized to pursue the possibility of a short-term lease.
July 28–Aug. 12, 2011Request for letters of interest: The district solicited letters of interest from organizations or individuals interested in leasing Civic Stadium or purchasing an option to lease for a period of up to three years. One letter of interest was received. The superintendent decided not to move forward with a short-term lease at this time.
2012–2013Public process to update long-range facilities plan
August 2013 or laterBoard to reopen discussion about Civic Stadium