Main & Royal intersection to get new look

Approval was given by the Eagle Point city council to amend the retail commercial zoning ordinance that establishes residential density in the Town Center retail commercial district. The change will allow residential density of one unit per 1400 sq. ft. of mixed use, commercial/residential.

Brad Wright of  Hardey Engineering presented some revised drawings of
the Main and Royal intersection showing turn radius for vehicles other
than cars and pickups. Councilor Terry Christiansen said he wanted to
see the bulb-outs pulled back some and was most concerned about the
cost when it actually comes time to go out for a bid. He said the
design was less friendly for large vehicles. Mayor Leon Sherman said
the original concept was to make the intersection more friendly for
pedestrians.
   
A resolution authorizing the advertisement
for bids for the intersection was approved 5-1, with Christiansen
voting no. Rick Tree was absent.
   
There were two applicants
for the vacancy on the planning commission. They were Sharon Coupe and
Dave McFall. Coupe was called out of town. The councilors voted 6-0 to
hold off on a decision until the next meeting when Coupe would be
available.
   
Approval was given for Fry and Associates, Inc.
to appraise three parcels of land for potential acquisition as park
land. The contract is for $2,600. The properties to be appraised are:
   

  • Approximately 10 acres belonging to Crown West Development between Barton Hills III and Westbrook 4 development.

   

  • Peachey property, a house on approximately .89 acres across from Little Butte Park.

   

  • Chamberlain property, just under five acres bisected by Little Butte Creek.

   
Fry & Associates will appraise the Crown West (Whittle) property first and their report should be back in about three weeks.
   
The next Eagle Point City Council meeting is scheduled Oct. 14.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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