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<br /> ,.-- <br /> Mr. Mohr moved seconded by Mrs. Beal that the bill be read the second time <br /> by council bill number only, with unanimous consent of the Council, and that <br /> enactment be considered at this time. Motion carried unanimously and the bill <br /> was read the second time by council bill number only. - <br /> Mr. Mohr moved seconded by Mrs. Beal to hold the bill for final passage until . <br /> negotiations -on fair value and compensation of the vacation are determine'd by <br /> staff and applicant. Motion carried unanimously. <br /> B. Vacation Easement East of Augusta Street between ,20th and 28th (Weaver) - Recommended by <br /> the Planning Commission July 10, 1972. <br /> Council Bill No. 85 - Vacating easement east of AugustarStreet between 20th and <br /> 28th Avenues was submitted and read the first time by council bill number and title <br /> only, there being no councilman present' requesting that it be read in full. <br /> Manager explained that this utility is no longer needed because of the way in which <br /> the prop-erty has been developed. <br /> ~ -- - <br /> Mr. Mohr moved seconded by Mrs. Beal that the bill be read the second time by council <br /> bill number only, with unanimous consent;of the Council, and that enactment be con- <br /> sidered at this time. Motion carried unanimously and the bill was read -the s'econd time <br /> by council bill number only. , <br /> Mr. Mohr moved seconded by Mrs. Beai that the bill be approved and given final passage. . <br /> Rollcall vote. All councl-rmen present voting aye, the bill was declared passed and <br /> numbered 16624'. <br /> - ~- - . <br /> C. Vacation Alley Between Pearl and High from'llth north (Benjamin Franklin) - Recommended <br /> by the Planning Commission July 10, 1972. <br /> Council Bill No. 51 - Yacating alley'between Pearl and High Streets from 11th <br /> Avenue north, submitted and read the first time on August 14, 1972 and held over for <br /> consideration at joint session of Planning Commission and Council on September 18,1972, <br /> and now brought back for considerai::ton." <br /> Planning Commission reaffirmed its action recommending approval of the vacation subject <br /> to relocation of utilities at the expense of Beng_amin Franklin, conformance of construc- <br /> tion with plans submittea, provision for public pedestrian and bicycle easement, and <br /> preservation of maple tree and landscaping of the site. The Planning Commission also <br /> nqted that the petitioner would have to file a statement with the Lane Regional Air <br /> Pollution Authority with regard to the proposed parking facility. , <br /> Bob Hazen, president of Benjamin Franklin Savings & Loan, asked favorable Council action <br /> on the vacation ordinance, saying the prbposedbuildihg will serve as major headquarter . <br /> for his firm outs'ide Portland. He' called attention to provision for bicycle route through <br /> the property and accommodations-for auto traffic. <br /> David Gwyther, 2330 Floral Hill Drive, said he felt the property could better be developed <br /> to enhance downtown retail trade rather than financial, and objected to the promotional <br /> nature of the proposed structure. His comments were ruled out of order by the Chair <br /> with the statement that aesthetics were not under discussion. <br /> John McKinnon, 258 East 10th Avenue, repeated his objections based on in'convEmience to <br /> auto traffic in the area. He felt the initial plans for a building on only a' quarter- <br /> block would have been appropriate. Plans of the development and provisions for traffic, <br /> additional parking, pedestrian and bicycle access, etc., were shown the Council as recom- <br /> mended for approval by the Planning Commission. Don Amacher, Bullier& Bullier, cited <br /> a need for additional office space in 'the City which would be provided in the proposed <br /> building and read letters in support of the vacation from Archie Weinstein of the Timbers <br /> Motel, Nancy Lee Hamlin, Zane Smith of Willamette National Forest, and E. H. Robbins, all <br /> owning or occupying,property in the immediate vicinity. <br /> Mel vin McDerman, 3625 Willamette Street, wondered whether use of this property by Ben- <br /> jamin Franklin would be economically feasible and whether monies for improvement of <br /> the alley would be reimbursed to property owners. Mayor Anderson explained that no tax . <br /> monies are involved in the improvements. <br /> Jeff Larny, 1915 Terresa Avenue, commented on the economic impact this building would <br /> have on the community in terms of added wages, tax money, increased valuation, and its <br /> long-term,benefit and enhancement of Eugene Renewal Agency work in the downtown area. <br /> 2 80 9/25/72 - 2 <br />
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