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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> February 22, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, David Kelly, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, <br />Bonny Bettman, George Poling, Chris Pyror. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the work session of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORK SESSION: Downtown Update—East Broadway <br /> <br />City Manager Dennis Taylor introduced the item, reminding the council it had a narrow window to take <br />advantage of the partnership contemplated in the materials before the council. He noted the work sessions <br />that occurred to this point and asked the council to consider directing staff to move forward. <br /> <br />Nan Laurence of the Planning Division noted a public hearing was scheduled for March 13 regarding the <br />competitive bidding process for the parking garage associated with the Whole Foods development. She said <br />the agreement before the council was consistent with the Downtown Plan, created an active place people <br />wanted to come to, and made good financial sense. <br /> <br />Ms. Laurence referred the council to Attachment A of the Agenda Item Summary (AIS), which laid out the <br />terms of the land transaction. She called the council’s attention to a map of the area mounted on the McNutt <br />Room wall, which illustrated the properties in question and showed the current tax lot configuration, <br />proposed tax lot exchange, and proposed site configuration. <br /> <br />Ms. Laurence referred the council to Attachment B of the AIS, the Development Agreement between the <br />City, Broadway High Associates, and Gerding/Edlen Developers, and reviewed highlights of the agreement. <br /> <br />Ms. Laurence previewed the public input process. <br /> <br />Ms. Laurence indicated that following permit application and review, construction was anticipated to start in <br />May, with completion of the City garage and Whole Foods Store in one year. <br /> <br />Ms. Laurence referred the council to Attachment C of the AIS, the Financial Strategy, and indicated that <br />staff was available to answer questions. <br /> <br />Ms. Laurence requested that the council authorize the City Manager to execute an Intergovernmental <br />Agreement between the City and Urban Renewal District so the district could participate in the garage <br />purchase and can reimburse the City for funds that might be needed from the Facilities Reserve. Ms. <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council February 22, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> <br />