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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br /> COUNCIL CHAMBER NOVEMBER 5, 197' <br /> . Adjourned meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon - adjourned from the <br /> meeting held October 23, 1973 - was called to order by his Honor Mayor Lester E. Anderson <br /> at 7:30 p.m. on November 5, 1973, in the Council Chamber with the following councilmen <br /> present: Mrs. Beal, Messrs. Williams, McDonald, Hershner, Mrs. Campbell, and Messrs. Keller, <br /> Murray, and Wood. <br /> I - Public Hearings <br /> A. Zone Change Denial Appeal, Property N. of Kins Rowand S. of 1-105 (Earl Green) <br /> Requested R-2PD <br /> Council received as evidence a map of the area, staff notes and minutes of October <br /> 2, applicant's statement, staff notes and minutes of August 7, 1973, 11 documents' <br /> with a cover index entitled, "Documents Requested by Staff for the record", and a <br /> sheaf of "Additional Historical Documents" submitted by applicant. Involved in <br /> the proposed zone change are 13 acres of property located south of Interstate 105, <br /> north of Kins Rowand east of Centennial Boulevard. The property was annexed on <br /> April 6, 1972, and zoned County AGT. It remained in effect to April, 1973, when <br /> the applicant requested rezoning of the 13 acres . eight acres to R2 and 5 acres to <br /> RP. The Planning. Commission recommended denial and recommended rezoning to RA. <br /> Council accepted the Planning Commission's recommendation and the prop~rty was <br /> rezoned to RA in April, 1973. A request was subsequently submitted for rezoning <br /> from RA to R2 or R2PD. The Planning Commission considered it on August 7, 1973, <br /> . and postponed a decision to allow time for evaluation. "O-n-""October 2, the Planning <br /> Commission recommended denial for rezoning to R2PD. <br /> Public hearing was opened. <br /> Applicant Earl Green, 365 W. 27th Place, said that certain guidelines are followed <br /> by developers in selecting property, including location of property in the <br /> community, availability of utilities, size, COS4 economic factors and feasibility <br /> for development. The property in question was purchased in 1969 to develop a home <br /> for the aged. This idea was subsequently dropped because of notice of freeway <br /> construction, lack of bus service and lack of personnel for the home. <br /> Mr. Green then presented slides showing businesses in the area, terrain, and traffic <br /> flow. Homes in the area have not been selling and have been converted to rental-type <br /> units. His proposed apa~tment house development is in two steps. Requested now <br /> are 145 units with another. 90 to be contemplated at a later time. The development <br /> is designed for young, active living, with no school-aged children allowed. Mr. Green <br /> advised that all requirements have been met for not less than the R2PD zoning. He <br /> quoted figures from both Pacific Northwest Bell and EWEB, showing substantial growth <br /> in the number of customers served. He feels that, with the present rate of growth, <br /> there is a desperate need for more housing of this type. <br /> . Jim Redden, Architect, 700 Country Club Road, said he was retained to assist in a <br /> preliminary study by Mr. Green. He showed slides of the layout of the proposed <br /> development, stating that 145 units would fall well below the maximum density allowable <br /> under R2. Additionally, he felt there should be more housing closer to the downtown <br /> area to help in .its revitalization. He also stated that facilities are in <br /> (utilities, police, fire, etc.) and that the development would be economically wise <br /> for the City. <br /> Gary Draper, 335 Arcadia, submitted a letter stating his views as a lender. The <br /> R2PD (145 units) would allow for space and adequate savings on improvements and <br /> land costs to construct and deve19p a_project attractive to the lender, the tenant <br /> and the City. At a total/oT~$25"5.,QOO,the~' 145 units would be $1,760 per living <br /> unit. <br /> John Fair, 5335 Saratoga, stated that the property under consideration is located <br /> in an opportunity area, which he does not consider essentially industrial or <br /> commercial but suited to residential in some form other than single-family dwellings. <br /> Ralph Fulbright, 1600 Adkins, advised he supports the rezoning because he feels it <br /> is the right' thing to put on that particular piece of property. He stated he served <br /> -- on the Lane County Planning Commission for four years, as well as the Oregon <br /> Council of Planners and Citizens Advisory Natural Resources Committee. As a <br /> result, he has good knowledge about the 1990 Plan which he feels the community <br /> should support as comprehensive and worthwhile. He believes the proposed rezoning <br /> action is in keeping with the goals of the 1990 Plan and further suggested the land <br /> could even be used at a higher density than R2. <br /> 11/5/73 - 1 <br /> 32.f> <br /> - <br />