<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 sheaf of "Additional Historical Documents" submitted by applicant.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.
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