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ABOUT THE BUILDING

A New Lifestyle and Business Center

Every building tells a story, but few buildings are founded on as clear as a vision as W.E. Miner set out to accomplish in 1925. We use his vision as a model for the building's place in our city. Our goal is to revitalize The Miner Building’s commercial spaces for modern use while maintaining the historic charm and character of the building. After 90 years, The Miner Building continues to stand as a beacon of longevity, prosperity and success.  

Published on April 1st, 1925, W.E. Miner shared this vision for the future of the building:

“When I first came to Eugene I visioned it a city of progress and prosperity. It was my ambition to erect one of the finest buildings here -- to build for posterity. So I planned a metropolitan structure, a building of eight stories that some day would be even higher. It was my vision, but it was a business vision, founded on basic business principles.
I found hearty co-operation in Eugene, and each day I grew more optimistic over this great project. As the building grew, so did my faith in the city.
The Willamette Valley, of which this city is the center, is one of the greatest regions in the United States. It is blessed with a wonderful agricultural fertility, and abundant resources for industry. Nearby is a great body of timber, a resource that is becoming more valuable every day.
I believe I have chosen wisely, and the men who constructed my structure have builded well. It is with great faith that I face the future in Eugene. May every resident of this valley share this faith, and may all of us work together for a greater Eugene.”
-- W.E. Miner // April 1st, 1925

IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN

Join the Revival of Eugene's Innovation District

BIKE SCORE - 100
With its flat terrain and comprehensive biking infrastructure, Eugene has the highest bike score in Oregon.

WALK SCORE - 98
A walker’s paradise. The building is located in the middle of downtown and is within walking distance of restaurants, bus line, banks, and living areas.

TRANSIT SCORE - 64
Eugene has good transit with bus stations only a few blocks away from the Miner Building.

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Eugene, Oregon

Eugene is the second largest city in the state of Oregon, home to the University of Oregon, US Olympic Track and Field Trials, birthplace of NIKE and a growing number of technology companies. It is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, and about 50 miles from the Oregon Coast and Cascade Mountains.

Eugene is a great place to live, work and play. With a “University town feel,” outdoor-oriented community, and a rich talent pool fed by two universities, Eugene offers businesses the supportive infrastructure to build and grow their business along with the desirable quality of life to attract and retain great professionals.

 Direct flights from Eugene, OR
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Goals

For The Building’s Future

  • New & improved tenant spaces
  • Complete renovation of the lobby and all common areas
  • New & improved signage
  • New heating & cooling systems
  • Installation of high-speed fiber
  • Secure, indoor bike storage
  • Upgraded elevators
  • Updates to exterior front entrance identity
 

THE PROJECT

Renovations & Restoration

For the last few decades, the building was known as The Eugene Professional Building. Our intentions are to return it back to its original name, The Miner Building, in honor of W.E. Miner’s commitment to his vision for our city and the building as a landmark of Eugene’s business district.

In the midst of a $2.4 million renovation, we’ve partnered with local Eugene companies to redesign and develop a modern office space while retaining historic character wherever possible. For 90 years, The Miner Building has stood as a beacon of longevity, prosperity, and success in Eugene.

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HISTORical Quick Facts

The Miner Building's 90-Year History

The Miner Building was designed by John Hunziker who also designed the Eugene Hotel, the Eugene Armory, and the Oregon Apartment Hotel.

Broke ground on St. Patrick’s Day in 1924 and finished in 1925 for $500,000.

It opened in 1925 as Eugene’s tallest structure.

Its footprint is 60 ft x 160 ft and exactly fits the lot.

It has 8 floors and contained nearly 300 rooms at its debut.