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<br /> _._._~ ----- <br /> M I NUT E S <br /> EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br /> - August 14, 1978 <br /> Adjourned meeti ng from 2, 1978, of the Ci ty Council of the Ci ty of <br /> Eugene, Oregon, was called to order by Mayor Gus Keller August 14, 1978, 7:30 <br /> p.m., in the Council Chambers, with the following Council members present: D.W. <br /> Hamel, Ray Bradley, Jack Delay, Scott Lieuallen, Brian Obie, and Betty Smith. <br /> Councilors Tom Williams and Eric Haws were absent. <br /> I. PUBLIC HEARINGS <br /> A. Request for Consideration as Historic Landmarks: Preston Building, <br /> Hall Building, and Portland Store (H 78-1), located on east side of <br /> Willamette Street between 8th and 9th avenues. <br /> Approved by Historic Review Board May 25, 1978. Memo and map have been <br /> distributed to Council members. <br /> Manager commented that some Council members wish to tour the three <br /> buildings. This tour could take place the Wednesday before the next <br /> Monday night Council meeting. If so, final action could not occur <br /> until August 28th. <br /> Judy Rees, HCC, gave background information which led to the recom- <br /> mendation that these three buildings be established as historic land- <br /> e ma rk s . It was determined that the three Willamette Street buildings <br /> merit recognition because of I} their representative character of a <br /> period of architecture; 2} their extraordinary architectural merit by <br /> reason of their detailing; and 3} their relationship to the broad <br /> cultural history of the city. In March of 1977, the City, in the <br /> process of amending its Community Development Block Grant for conver- <br /> sion of the Central Eugene Urban Renewal Project, were requested by <br /> the State Historic Preservation office to conduct a survey of the <br /> proposed project area and in particular, of the four older buildings <br /> along the east side of Willamette Street between 8th and Broadway, <br /> south of the U.S. Bank, and north of the Hoffman building. Based on <br /> the survey, the State Historic Preservation office determined that <br /> "the three southerly buil di ngs coul d be determi ned el i gibl e for <br /> nomination to the national register of Historic Places" and that the <br /> buildings should be "carefully and scientifically analyzed in order to <br /> determine the feasibility of their being rehabilitated for adaptive <br /> use.1I After a joint meeting with ERA and the Historic Review Board, <br /> ERA proposed a compromise offer to the Historic Review Board. It was <br /> that only the most southerly building (the Portland Store) be desig- <br /> nated a historic landmark and that the other two buildings could be <br /> demolished in any redevelopment proposal. At a meeting on May 25, the <br /> Historic Review Board decided to propose that all three buildings be <br /> designated as historic landmarks based on the criteria previously <br /> outlined. <br /> - <br /> 8/14/78--1 <br /> 552. <br />