Oregon mulls downtown development

Two Oregon natives, Jeff Groenier and Mark Mortenson, have submitted a plan to add a $6 million residential housing complex in downtown Oregon, according to a report from madison.com.

The complex, proposed as a four-story structure with a mix of apartments and 16,000 sq. feet of ground-floor space, could also include up to 160 parking spaces and house Oregon’s new senior center. Groenier would like to see it open by July 2017, according to the report.

The idea comes as village officials begin studying a civic campus plan that could renovate several blocks of the downtown area. Oregon has hired Vandewalle & Associates to analyze and develop a plan and strategy for moving forward.

The village has also received a proposal from a Minneapolis firm for a $25 million, 106-unit senior housing complex on Main Street.