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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Workshop <br />Bascom-Tykeson Room—Eugene Public Library <br />th <br />100 West 10 Avenue <br /> <br /> October 18, 2006 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Mayor Kitty Piercy, Jennifer Solomon, Bonny Bettman, David Kelly, <br /> Andrea Ortiz, Gary Papé, George Poling, Chris Pryor, Betty Taylor. <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy convened the City Council Workshop meeting. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORKSHOP: <br />City Council Priority Issues – City Hall Complex <br /> <br /> <br />City Manager Dennis Taylor introduced Jonah Cohen, member of the design team from Thomas Hacker <br />Architects, Incorporated. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen stated that the main objective of the workshop was to finally begin the design process for the <br />City Hall Complex. He sought to introduce the council to conceptual design, which was the process of <br />laying out and testing how the different departments and divisions of the building fit together on a specific <br />site. He said the design team would take into account sustainable design opportunities, planning for open <br />space, public and service access, expansion potential, security issues, and the implication of the police patrol <br />being integral with a city hall or in a separate facility. He explained that the team had used computer- <br />generated massing programs to delineate design ideas for the City Hall complex on either the existing City <br />Hall site or the “Butterfly/Rock N’ Rodeo” site. He noted that the council was still open to another site, <br />should one become viable. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen said the design team would be convening the fourth community forum at the United Methodist <br />Church on November 2. He stated that the council would then meet on November 22 to narrow its focus to <br />one site and possibly one design. He suggested that the council give feedback as to what kind of input was <br />desired from the next forum. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen noted that the architects held three focus groups, meeting with a group on accessibility, <br />representatives of the communities of color, and youth groups. He said the design team would be distribut- <br />ing summaries of what the design team had learned from those focus groups. <br /> <br />Design team member, Thomas Hacker, using a PowerPoint presentation, discussed the stylistic elements of <br />th <br />public architecture both past and present. He said at the beginning of the 20 century, there was a common <br />architectural language for civic buildings that moved into more of a plain design toward the middle of the <br />century. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—City Council October 18, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Workshop <br /> <br />