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<br />. : I <br /> <br />Council ChambeI' <br />Eugene, Oregon <br />May 22",1972 <br /> <br />Adjourned meeting of the' Common Council of'the' city of 'Eugene, Oregon - adjourned from the <br />regular'meeting hElld ,May 8, 1972 - was called to order by His Honor Mayor Lester E. Anderson <br />at 7: 30 p. m. on May 22, 1972 in the Council Chamber with the following councilmen present: <br />Mr. Mohr, Mrs. Beal, Mr. McDonald , Mr. Hershner, and Mrs. Campbell. Councilmen Teague, Williams, <br />and Bradshaw were absent. <br /> <br />.' <br /> <br />,I, <br /> <br />I - PUBLIC HEARINGS <br />A. Rezoning YMCA'property east side Patterson north of 23rd ' , <br />Council Bill No. 9634 -' Rezoning to R-G SR' area on e,ast side of Patterson Street between <br />YMCA parking lot C!-nd 23rdAvenue, submitted and read the first <br />time on April 24, 1972, held' at that time and again on May 8, <br />1972 for second reading, was brought back for consideration. <br /> <br />Manager, explained that at the time of first reading questioB were' raised about this <br />request which were "answered"atthe May '8 meeting, and that the request 'was dis'cussed <br />briefly at a joint meeting of the Planning Commission and Council. <br /> <br />Mr. Mohr moved seconded by Mrs. Beal that the bill be read the second time <br />by council bill number only, and that enactment be considered at this time. <br /> <br />Joe Richards, attorney, introduced the following who urged rezoning of the property: <br />Bob Booth, president of the Central Lane Y Endowment Fund; Donald Husband, former <br />member ()f 'the 'YEnd()wment Board;' Mrs . John Warren, meIIJl:a> of the Y Endowment Board;' <br />Charles Pressman, past president of the Y; James Misko, representing the developer <br />of the property; Bill Theiss, manager of the YMCA; and Cherie Wheatley (Mrs. William G.) <br />member of the Y Board. Mr. Theiss presented copies of 'letters to Council members <br />indicating programs of YMCAs involved with projects similar "to that the local Y <br />would like to use. <br /> <br />., <br /> <br />Mr. Richards explained in detail the terms of the lease under which the Y holds the <br />property owned by School District 4J. He said the School District has no long-range <br />use for' the property and that there are- no deed restrictions preventing the property's <br />use as proposed by the Y. The property will: be on the tax rolls, and they do not feel <br />it proper that- this parcel be kept out of development. <br /> <br />Wes Morgan, 2101 Monroe Street, urged approval of the rezoning, saying that the area <br />is surrounded by multiple-family units and if'the1990 General 'Plan is to be followed <br />it would seem logical to fill vacant areas within the City. <br /> <br />Virginia Gillmore, 2182 Hilyard Street, said the entire neighborhood shoUld be con- <br />sidered for rezoning rather than just the one parcel. She doubted whether one could <br />say the parcel is surrounded by multiple-family housing since the temporary' Amazon <br />housing, the Y, and neighbors border the location. 'She said members of the Century <br />Fund who participated in purchase of that land trusted that it would be use~ in the <br />right way and thus did not put restrictions in the deed. She said there is already <br />an excess of housing in the area, and that this type of housing would be for young <br />unmarried adults. She doubted that it would be a good business deal for the Y be- <br />cause according to her figures the Y would receive only about 10% of the rental in- <br />come, the balance going to the developer. She reiterated the opinion that the develop- <br />ment is an inappropriate use of 'publicly-owned land. . <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Hubert Sears, 660 East 22nd Avenue, said the plight of about 200 people signing peti- <br />tions opposing the rezoning is being overlooked. He said the proposed development <br />will be in competition with University of Oregon housing which is encountering <br />problems now in keeping dorms full. He said he believes if this rezoning is granted <br />there will be a rash of other rezoning requests for the neighborhood; that the people <br />in that area will have to do something to retain the value in their properties. <br /> <br />Earl Gillmore, 2182 Hilyard Street, said he feels the Council should consider that <br />the land is public land purchased through efforts of the Century Fund people, and <br />if rezoning is approved it will set precedent initiating a rush by charitable organiza- <br />tions to obtain leases on public land for apartment houses. He feels the School Dis- <br />trict will be criticized and that it will have an adverse effect on 'money ballot <br />measures. <br /> <br />Ted Heid, 2192 Hilyard Street, took the stand that the entire area should be considered <br />for rezoning rather than the one property because the neighborhood is no longer a resi- <br />dential type for family use. Two heavily used arterial streets, increased traffic <br />congestion, noise, and pedestrian use create a need for comprehensive study for <br />possible zone change of the area between Patterson and Hilyard Streets. For this reason <br />the issue should not be decided at this time, he said. <br /> <br />-.- <br /> <br />la7 <br /> <br />5/22/72 - 1 <br />