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<br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />as other individuals who would be presenting testimony. He stated that it is <br />the position of Moyer Theatres that the requested zone change is sound and that <br />a need exists to develop the area to demonstrate the future use and zoning of <br />the area. While he stated that the Planning Commission has had a problem with <br />putting theory into practice, Mr. Johnson felt that the boundary for the com- <br />mercial node should be drawn on the north side of the theater property. <br /> <br />Mr. Ball entered the meeting at this time. <br /> <br />Mr. Johnson felt that the development already present in the area was commercial <br />and that Eugene ordinances state that the property could be expanded if the <br />entire property is used for theater purposes. He stated that the Comprehensive <br />Plan and WEIS stipulation that parcels of 10 acres or more be retained for <br />industrial use does not cover this property. He stressed that commercial owners <br />want business without being caught up in industrial use. He stated that the <br />proposed development is reflected in the maps and diagrams of the General Plan <br />and the West Eugene Industrial Study. Referring to the previous Fred Meyer <br />issue, he stated that the need for the development does exist. He commented <br />that the time had come to determine the northern boundary of the commercial node <br />in order to clarify the commercial and industrial properties in the area. <br />He stated that this zone change request would be the proper method of deter- <br />mining that boundary. <br /> <br />Jim Saul, 44 Country Club Road, stated that the Fred Meyer rezoning established <br />the western boundary of the commercial node when the request was approved <br />by the City Council. He stated that no mention was made of the northern <br />boundary during the discussion except that commercial properties should complement <br />the existing use. Mr. Saul felt that the proposed rezoning would not be an <br />erosion of the industrial base, stating that the Moyer property was not included <br />in the list of available industrial sites in the WEIS, but was inventoried in the <br />General Plan as existing commercial property. He stated that this was used as a <br />justification for the Fred Meyer rezoning. He said the City was dealing with <br />three small parcels rather than one that could be more easily developed with an <br />industrial use. <br /> <br />Nels Hall, no address given, stated that he was one of the architects for the <br />proposed expansion. He reviewed the site plan for the expansion in order to <br />clarify the configuration of the property. Using the site plan, he illustrated <br />that the Moyer Theatres and Fred Meyer properties would share access from Seneca <br />Road and West 11th Avenue. He stated that his firm had developed several plans <br />for industrial use of the remaining parcels after the proposed theater expansion, <br />but the problem still remained of having theater circulation going through the <br />industrial area or vice versa. <br /> <br />Larry Moyer, no address given, stated that Moyer Theatres had been in business <br />in Eugene for 24 years and that he would personally like to live in Eugene <br />rather than in Portland. He added that he had sent two employees to work in <br />Eugene who later decided to reside here. He stressed that Moyer Theatres has <br />provided many jobs in the Eugene area and that its four theaters and two other <br />properties were non-polluting industries. <br /> <br />MINUTES--City Council/Planning Commission <br /> <br />January 18, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />
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