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<br />. <br /> <br />'-" <br /> <br />" <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Council. Chamber <br />Eugene, Oregon <br />March 27, 1973 <br /> <br />Adjourned' meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon - <br />adjourned from the, meeting held March 12, 1973 and postponed from March 26, <br />1973 - was callect,to Qrder by His Honor Mayor Lester E. Anderson at 7:30 p.m. <br />on March 27, 1973 in the Council Chamber with the following councilmen pre- <br />sent: Mrs. Beal, Mr. Williams, Mrs. Campbell, Messrs. Keller, Murray, and <br />Woods. Councilman Hershner ~as aBsent~ ' <br /> <br />I - Presentation of Plaques, Boards and Commissions . . <br />A. Mayor Anderson presented plaques to the following inrecognition of <br />their service to the community: Mrs. Jay Jones, A. Dean Owens, <br />Erwin Jidlfs - Human Rights. Commi-ssion; Al.ton Lenhart - Zoning <br />Board of Appeals; Charles Wiper, Murl Wescott - Airport Commission <br />Others to receive plaques but not present were Stanley Vance and <br />Ralph Cobb, Budget Committee; Mrs. Fred;Mohr and Mark Miller, <br />Human Rights Commission. <br /> <br />II - Public Hearings <br />A. A eal Conditional Use Permit for Willamette Christian Center <br />2 th between McKinley an Hawkins Heights - Donald David, 133 <br />}'Jladis6n Street, representing Willamette Christian Center, appealed <br />the ~lanning Commission's denial FebruarY~9, 1973 of conditional <br />use permit for multiple-family housing project on 20th between <br />McKinley and Hawkins Heights. . <br /> <br />Jim Saul of the Planning department displayed slide pictures of <br />the area and explained that the development is under a Federal <br />236 Grant with controll~d income and rent to be occupied by the <br />elderly. It is planned to construct 90 units on 6.65 acres <br />resulting in a density of 13.5 units per acre. <br /> <br />The formal appeal was read stating the appellant's position that <br />the Planning Commission abuse its discretion'in denying the per- <br />mit with regard to density, location, neighborhood facilities, <br />funding, adverse impact on neighborhood, and transportation. <br />Copies of staff report were previously distributed to Council ffiBm- <br />. bers. . . <br /> <br />Public hearing was opened. Roy Adkins,825 East Park, attorney <br />representing the Center, said..he felt the two issues involved were <br />provision of housing for the elderly and compliance with conditional <br />use permit criteria. He said the Center would abide by any reason- <br />able conditions set by the Council. He noted that services are <br />available to the site " there is ace ess to transportation (the <br />Center also will provide additional bus service for the tenants), <br />there is only one other low-income housing project available in the <br />community:,. th~ site has been approved by Federal agencies. Mr. Adkins <br />submitted. let-:'fers from the Federal govenment indicating final com- <br />mi:tment -on funding will not be forthcoming until all other matters <br />are cleared, principally local zoning. He felt if the Code was <br />interpreted to mean that this type of construction would not be per- <br />mitted until funds are committed by.the government, then it did not <br />appear likely any 236 projects would be completed. Mr. Adkins didn't <br />feel density was of issue because of plaRned occupancy by elderly <br />people which would demand less in the way of schools, public trans- <br />portation, and recreational facilities. He said that although the <br />Center owns the northerly part of the property, commitment had been <br />. >...made:for.. its sale. No deed has been given but the property is not <br />under control of the Center for a two-year period or until the deed <br />" is accepted or tendered back. For that reason, Mr. Adkins felt use <br />of the northerly portion of the property was not of issue. He <br />maintained that conditional use permit criteria was met and that the <br />question of proper density was ~ore or le~s a m~tter of opinion. <br /> <br />\ <br /> <br />Pastor Murray McLees of the Wil.lamette Christian Center said the Cen- <br />ter became involved in this project because of its desire to provide <br />housing for the elderly and had assurance from Federal people that <br />this housing could be funded with Federal money. He could see no <br />reason why it should not be located on the proposed site. Others <br />speaking in favor of the project were Mrs. Fred Broders, 1905 Haw- <br />kins Heights; Mark Millard, 2854 Villa Way; Dorothy McKee, 1790 <br />.:West 13th; and Carl Lane, 1545 Holly Street. <br /> <br />",. <br /> <br />81 <br /> <br />3/27/7~ - 1 <br /> <br />'l- <br />