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Public Attends Oakleigh Meadows Hearing

EUGENE, Ore. — A proposal to build a co-housing development off River Road is now in the hands of a hearings official.

His job is to weigh how the plans measure up to city code and the opinions of residents heard Wednesday night during a public hearing.

The piece of property in question is just off River Road in a green space near the Willamette River.

Plans show more than two dozen condominium or townhouse type homes that will share a common space and gardens.

As for support, the room seemed to be divided. The project managers took on the objections heard, and then the city explained the role of the hearings official.

“We don’t want to hurt or harm the neighborhood in any way shape or form. If anything, we want to enhance and strengthen it,” said Will Dixon, Project Manager.

“He was pretty clear with the audience that he was either going to approve or deny but not impose a lot of conditions that would result in a reconfiguration of the development,” said Becky Taylor, Associate Planner.

If this is approved, those opposed could still appeal. The developer hopes to break ground in June.

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