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<br />e <br /> <br />project with seemingly little progress. He noted that this building is <br />located on a very visible corner within downtown--another critical reason to <br />begin building redevelopment as soon as possible. <br /> <br />Mr. Gleason remarked that it might be necessary for the City to contact the <br />building owner to communicate the Urban Renewal Authority's sense of urgency <br />with project initiation. He noted that the City has received several <br />complaints about this building from surrounding neighbors and said that at <br />some point in the future, the City might have to take measures to secure this <br />building on the grounds that it poses a health safety risk. <br /> <br />Mr. Rutan said that the issue of site redevelopment should be separated from <br />any action that the City may need to take to ensure that this building does <br />not pose a potential health hazard. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />B. Downtown Access and Public Space Design Process <br /> <br />Mr. Bowers mentioned that this project is on this evening's council work <br />session, at which time more discussion surrounding project time line will <br />take place. <br /> <br />C. Sears Building <br /> <br />Mr. Bowers stated that the council will determine a time table for this <br />project. Referring to issues raised at previous council work sessions, he <br />said that according to legal counsel, parking is not prohibited on this site <br />by the Urban Renewal Plan. This parcel is currently being used as metered <br />parking while awaiting full development. Mr. Bowers said that Club Wholesale <br />has plans to occupy the first floor of the building and has expressed a need <br />for parking. The owner has requested that the City swap this parcel with an <br />adjacent parcel and give the owner a long-term lease on the parcel or a <br />long-term lease on adjacent parking. Staff recommends that the City ask the <br />Downtown Commission and Council Committee on Economic Diversification (CCED) <br />to make a policy recommendation on disposition and use of this site. <br /> <br />Mr. Boles voiced concern that the proposed use being considered for this site <br />by Club Wholesale is not consistent with the Retail Task Force's Tenant <br />Mixed-Use Plan for this area. <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer noted that the present time line for this project is too drawn out <br />and urged that it be shortened to ensure that this process is completed in a <br />timely manner. <br /> <br />D. 8th/Willamette Site <br /> <br />Mr. Bowers stated that the time line for project completion is contingent <br />upon the ultimate use proposed for this site, which will vary depending on <br />the voters' action with respect to the Urban Renewal Update ballot decision. <br />Staff recommends the use of a Request For Proposal (RFP) process to consider <br />disposition of the site. <br /> <br /> The general sense of the council was that it was comfortable with using an <br />e RFP process for this site. <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council March 12, 1990 Page 2 <br /> Dinner/Work Session <br />