Capstone Accused of Land Use Violations

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene and developers of the Capstone project might have to take another look at the way they handled a request to vacate a street around the project.

The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) issued an opinion after an attorney representing a Eugene resident accused both of violating land use laws. LUBA sided with that resident on one of the three issues he brought forward.

The board says the city wrongly allowed Capstone to make a significant change its project after public comment.

“We are pleased that LUBA agreed the city made some mistakes in the way they processed the vacation, that we want to make sure the public has the ability to participate and provide information and provide their comments to the city,” said Bill Kabeisema, attorney representing Paul Conte against the City of Eugene and Capstone Collegiate Communities, LLC.

The city says it will wait to see if the resident’s attorney appeals the other issues presented. If not, the city says it will take action consistent with LUBA’s decision.

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