The Eugene City Council voted Wednesday to formally rename Broadway Plaza to Kesey Square, ending a year-long debate over the identity of the downtown space.
The vote was 5-1. Councilor Mike Clark, a staunch critic of the name change, voted no. Councilors Greg Evans and Alan Zelenka were absent for the vote.
The council action repealed a resolution city councilors approved in 1996 naming the square, a remnant of the city’s failed pedestrian mall, as Broadway Plaza. The square is located at the southeast corner of Broadway and Willamette Street.
The name change took effect immediately.
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