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<br />e <br /> <br />.e <br /> <br />-~ <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br />EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br />MCNUTT ROOM--CITY HALL <br /> <br />January 11, 1988 <br />5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br /> <br />Debra Ehrman, Freeman Holmer, Ruth Bascom, Robert Bennett, <br />Jeff Miller, Emily Schue, Cynthia Wooten. <br /> <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Roger Rutan. <br /> <br />The work session of the City Council of the City of Eugene was called to <br />order by His Honor Mayor Brian B. Obie. <br /> <br />I. LINCOLN SCHOOL UPDATE <br /> <br />Jan Bohman, Development Department, gave a progress report. Two <br />proposals have emerged as possible uses for the Lincoln School site. The <br />first group is the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Servicesl (PARCS) <br />Special Recreation Program. She said the program is looking for a new <br />site and construction of the new building will be funded with community <br />block grant dollars. <br /> <br />The other group is Eugene Emergency Housing (EEH), which is looking for a <br />location to build a specialized apartment complex for head-injured <br />victims. The proposed complex would have 20 units and be funded in part <br />by a $500,000 allocation from Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She <br />said EEH would like the council to take some action on the Lincoln School <br />because it needs site information before it can proceed with acquiring <br />the funds. <br /> <br />Ms. Bohman said the Westside Neighborhood Project would like to see <br />projects that support the character of the neighborhood. She said the <br />projects were presented to the Westside neighborhood at two public <br />meetings and did not meet with any opposition. She said the council can <br />consider housing one or both of the uses on the site. <br /> <br />Other suggested uses for the site are a swimming pool and child care <br />facility. Ms. Bohman said these alternatives have not been pursued <br />because of a lack of funding. She said a January 19 public meeting has <br />been scheduled to hear public comment on the two proposals. <br /> <br />Ms. Bohman said an environmental/historic review process is being <br />conducted on the building which is over 50 years old. The Historical <br />Review Board discussed the hist0rical merit of the building at its <br /> <br />MINUTES--City Council Work Session <br /> <br />January 11, 1988 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />