River Loans


River Loans offer flexible financing to support investments within the Riverfront Urban Renewal District that align with the community’s vision and encourage a robust and thriving area. This funding assistance is available for projects that contribute to the renewal and redevelopment of our river district, along the Willamette River, to create an attractive place to work, visit and play.

Eligible Projects

  • Accessibility projects
  • Building rehabilitation or renovation
  • Facade enhancements
  • Historic preservation
  • Pedestrian covers
  • Tenant improvements
  • Other eligible projects

Program Features

  • Loan amounts from $75,000 - $500,000: dependent upon availability of funds. Applications for larger or smaller loan amounts may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Interest rate is fixed, typically below market, for the term of the loan.
  • Repayment terms are structured to meet individual project needs.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Business assets, real property, personal guarantees
  • Project financing will not exceed 50% of overall project budget.
  • For property owners and tenants located within the Riverfront District

River District Map

Contact Us

  1. Aaron Doreen

    Business Loan Analyst
    99 W 10th Ave
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5448
    Fx: 541-682-5572