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: