Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Upcoming Village Building Events

August 16 - Groundbreaking - starts at 10:00AM
We'll be having a ribbon cutting and then moving some panels from our shop (299 N. Garfield St.) to the Village site (111 N. Garfield St.).

August 18 - Relocate Bungalow - starts at 1:30PM
We'll be disassembling the bungalow at Church of the Resurrection (3925 Hilyard St.) and relocate to Village site.  Meet at Church of the Resurrection.

August 18 - OVE Fundraiser at Cozmic Pizza - 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The event Features Brian Cutean, the Raging Grannies and the Steel Wool Band. $5 - $25 sliding scale.  See the Facebook event page for more information.

August 20 - Bungalow Assembly Training - starts at 9:00AM
Backyard Bungalows will be hosting a demonstration and training event as we assemble the first bungalow on the site.

August 22 - Conestoga Hut Build - starts at 9:AM
We'll be raising two new conestoga huts at the Village site.

August 24 - The Big Build - starts at 9:00AM
We'll be building 5 bungalows during a celebratory event hosted by Thrivent.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Conditional Use Permit Approved!

Our conditional use permit hearing was on Thursday and the project has been approved! Now it is just a matter of finishing the necessary paperwork.

Big thanks to Bill Randall who did a lot of the work for us to get our application into shape. Bill has been doing this work in Eugene for 20 years and has never seen a decision rendered at the public hearing before. It wasn't just that we didn't have any opposition, it was also that we had the support of city staff along with the powerful testimony from our residents and a couple of community members. Also big thanks to Tom Musselwhite, president of the Trainsong Association, who came on his own to express his support and Mary Sharon Moore from Occupy Interfaith who also spoke in favor.

Here are some testimonies from soon to be villagers: