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<br />, , <br />e Jan ca71e, 1001 Fir Acres Drive, said she owned Buffalo Jeans, located in the <br /> Hammer Furtick Building. She felt that shoplifting problems in her business <br /> would increase due to loitering that she felt would occur if the proposed bus <br /> stop was located in the area. She was also concerned with the safety of her <br /> employees. She noted that buildings near other bus transfer stations have high <br /> vacancy rates and said she did not wish this to happen in the area of her <br /> business. <br /> George Burwell, 77 West 11th, said his business, Shamrock Press, was located in <br /> the Hammer/ Furtick Building. He felt tht elimination of the parking spaces <br /> would be detrimental to his business. <br /> Bonnie Jorden, 1960 East 17th, said she was the Assistant Manager of the Eugene <br /> Plasma Corporation. She said her business was working to improve the image of <br /> plasma centers and was particularly working to eliminate loitering in front of <br /> the business. She felt that placing the bus stop in the area would increase the <br /> loitering problem and could create a problem with litter as well. <br /> Jean Gay, 77 West 11th, said she was an employee at the Eugene Plasma Corporation. <br /> She concurred with Ms. Cagles' remarks. <br /> Ellen Bevington, 1775 West 17th, said she was the Planning Administrator for <br /> Lane Translt District. She said that LTD requested the council sustain the <br /> staff decision. She said that having a stop for buses at this location was <br /> essential to the safe and efficient operation of the new transfer site, which <br /> was jointly funded by the City and LTD. She distributed supplemental graphics <br />e indicating the layout of the new transfer site and used these graphics to <br /> explain why LTD felt there was a need to have a bus stop at the location in <br /> question. She said that buses entering the transfer site traveling west along <br /> 11th and then turning north onto Olive needed a location where they could pull <br /> in and change their signs before they entered the transfer site. She said that <br /> in this way people waiting for the bus could read the correct destination signs <br /> as the buses pulled into the transfer site. She indicated that the new layout <br /> of the site would include departure points for specific neighborhoods and that <br /> this made accurate signage especially important. She said that LTD was also <br /> attempting to minimize the walking distance for patrons transferring from one <br /> bus to another and that this consideration had played an important role in the <br /> layout of the site and thus in the need for the requested stopping and sign <br /> change area. Ms. Bevington said that LTD was sympathetic with the concerns of <br /> the merchants but noted that the businesses were adjacent to two major downtown <br /> free parking areas. She also noted that the district brings 6,000 people to the <br /> mall each day. <br /> There being no further testimony, public hearing was closed. <br /> Mr. Hanks emphasized that the bus stop in question would not be a layover point <br /> and that buses would only be in the stop periodically and for short periods of <br /> time. <br /> Responding to a question from Councilor Schue, Ms. Bevington said that buses <br /> would use the stop in pulses, with three buses arriving approximately every 15 <br /> minutes and remaining in the site for approximately 10 to 15 seconds each. <br />- <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council November 17, 1982 Page 5 <br />