In 2020, SquareOne received a generous donation of a 3.4 acre property at 2243 Roosevelt Blvd. on which we intend to build Rosa Village.
Since large housing developments can take several years to develop, this project attempts to meet immediate needs in our community while also making progress towards long-term plans to build permantly affordable cooperative housing at Rosa Village.
This is in response to a call put out earlier in the year by the City of Eugene to create 500 new non-congregate shelter beds. A new ordinance allows for “Safe Sleeping Sites" of up to 40 shelters or 60 RVs.
The Dwayne Woods Safe Sleep Site provides safe, private, and stable accomodations for people that are otherwise unsheltered, with 40 non-congregate shelters supported by a common cooking area and restrooms. For the initial set-up the City of Eugene will be providing 40 Pallet Shelters and Conestoga Huts, but we plan to incrementally replace those with 8ft x 12ft wood-framed tiny homes, and then circulate the initial shelters to other sites in the community.
We are currently in the early stages of a planning the permanent housing to be developed on this site.