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Speaking to Mr. Belcher’s comments regarding the recommendation going around the code, Mr. Kelly <br />acknowledged that the Chambers special area zone came about through an understandable feeling of crisis <br />on the part of the Jefferson/Westside residents. Now that it had been in place for some months, he suggested <br />that the council consider whether it would like to ask the Planning Commission to take a look at the zone to <br />see if the standards needed any kind of fine-tuning in regard to the standards while still accommodating <br />desirable infill. He proposed more discussion on his suggestion when the council took action on the item on <br />December 11. <br /> <br /> <br />3. PUBLIC HEARING: An Ordinance Amending the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area <br />General Plan (Metro Plan) Diagram to Redesignate Property Identified as Map 17-03-30-44, <br />Tax Lot 8900 (Oregon Motor Pool Site) from High-Density Residential/Mixed Use/Nodal De- <br />velopment Designation to Commercial/Nodal Development Designation; Rezoning the Prop- <br />erty from I-2/TD Light-Medium Industrial with Transit Oriented Development Overlay Zone <br />to C-2/TD/ND Community Commercial with Transit Oriented Development and Nodal Devel- <br />opment Overlay Zones; and Adopting a Severability Clause <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy reviewed the rules for the public hearing, which involved a quasi-judicial matter. She called <br />for conflicts of interest or ex parte contacts. There were none. Mayor Piercy determined that councilors <br />had no site visits to report. <br /> <br />City Manager Dennis Taylor introduced Associate Planner Ann Siegenthaler of the Planning and Develop- <br />ment. Ms. Siegenthaler said the council would hear testimony related to a request for an amendment to the <br />Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan (Metro Plan) Land Use Diagram and concurrent zone <br />change for a parcel known as the Oregon Motor Pool site, located at 445 Pearl Street. The applicant was <br />the State of Oregon Office of Administrative Services. <br /> <br />Ms. Siegenthaler said the applicant requested a Metro Plan amendment from High-Density Residen- <br />tial/Mixed Use/Nodal Development designation to Commercial/Nodal Development designation, and asked <br />that the property be rezoned from I-2/TD Light-Medium Industrial with Transit Oriented Development <br />Overlay Zone to C-2/TD/ND Community Commercial with Transit Oriented Development and Nodal <br />Development Overlay Zones. No development was being proposed at this time. The zone change was a <br />quasi-judicial decision but was being reviewed concurrently with the Metro Plan amendment, and thus <br />followed the process described in the code for a Metro Plan amendment. The amendment was a single <br />jurisdiction Type II amendment and the council decision must be based on the record created before the <br />Planning Commission. <br /> <br />Ms. Siegenthaler noted no public testimony was received during the Planning Commission’s comment period <br />outside that of the applicant. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request following <br />deliberation of the application’s consistency with statewide planning goal 12, transportation. That goal <br />required the applicant to demonstrate the change would not have a significant effect on adjacent transporta- <br />tion facilities and any effects would be mitigated. The Planning Commission did not believe it initially had <br />sufficient evidence regarding the issue and requested the applicant provide additional information. The <br />applicant subsequently submitted a trip generation estimate, and the commission determined the application <br />complied with all applicable criteria. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council November 20, 2006 Page 4 <br /> Public Hearing <br /> <br />