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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> May 24, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, Bonny Bettman, David Kelly, Gary <br />Papé, George Poling, Chris Pryor, Betty Taylor. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORK SESSION: <br />th <br /> Review of Draft Request for Proposals for 10 and Charnelton Development Site <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the meeting of the Eugene Urban Renewal Agency (URA) to order. <br /> <br />City Manager Dennis Taylor announced that Denny Braud, Senior Development Analyst for the Community <br />Development Division of the Planning and Development Department (PDD) would present a draft Request <br />th <br />for Proposals (RFP) for the 10 and Charnelton development site. <br /> <br />Mr. Braud noted that the site was no longer being referred to as the “Sears building site.” He recalled that <br />at the council’s April 12 council work session, staff was directed to bring back a draft RFP for the sale and <br />th <br />development of the 10 and Charnelton site. He said staff consulted with the Planning Commission, as the <br />council had asked, and also met with the Eugene Redevelopment Advisory Committee (ERAC). He reported <br />that several general themes emerged from the discussions: <br /> <br />? <br /> The City should consider how any proposals submitted advanced the Downtown Plan and comple- <br />ment other investments the City made in the area; <br />? <br /> The City should gauge how the proposals would contribute to the revitalization of downtown; <br />? <br /> The City should encourage creativity and should strive to attract a broad range of proposals for the <br />site; <br />? <br /> A less prescriptive approach up front would have the greatest potential for capturing more interest <br />and resulting in a greater variety of proposals; <br />? <br /> An emphasis should be placed on the quality and the amount of detail received from proposals in <br />order to best gauge how each would contribute to the City’s goals for downtown. <br /> <br />Mr. Braud related that the Planning Commission also discussed the emerging concept of opportunity sites <br />th <br />and how it might apply to the site. He said although the 10 and Charnelton site had not been designated as <br />an opportunity site, the draft RFP did reference and encourage proposals that were consistent with the <br />emerging opportunity site concepts. He underscored that the RFP, as proposed, was intentionally designed <br />to inspire investor confidence in the site and in the downtown area. <br /> <br />Mr. Braud listed some of the elements of the development objectives: <br /> <br />? <br /> To draw in an experienced development team with a track record of superior design; <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council May 24, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />