River Road Meeting Feb 10, 2014 – is still on!

The February 10, 2014 meeting is still on.  

RRCO regular monthly meetings – Second Monday (USUALLY)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex
1055 River Road

All RRCO meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period. Contact RRCO Co-Chair Jon Belcher riverroadcommunityorganization@gmail.org for more information.

RRCO General Membership Meeting
February 10, 2014; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

7:00 Introductions, Public comment & Announcements:
7:20 Confirm (or complete) E-votes:
– Letter to City Manager requesting notice and potential involvement in NW Expressway at Chambers Overpass Rest Stop.
-Letter to Eugene Budget Committee and City Council supporting funding for Neighborhood Program in FY 2014-2015
7:30 EWEB update from our commissioner James Manning
7:40 LTD presentation on potential Changes to Route #55
7:50 Potential Audel Avenue Partition – Developer Meeting on proposed three lot partition at end of Audel Avenue
8:00 4-J Presentation of plans for rebuilding Howard Elementary School
8:20 SCRRIPT Update – Carleen Reilly will share what’s happening with the Area Plan and potential Annexation Offer from the City.
8:30 Goodwill Site Repurposing – Clare Strawn and NEDCO will bring us up to date about this exciting opportunity

Several updates will inform us about the re-purposing of the Goodwill Building to a community gathering place with businesses our community desires, Howard School Replacement, EWEB Commissioner to provide info and take questions, SCRRIPT status, and land use activity. Changes are planned for the schedule for LTD bus #55. They want to know what ideas are feasible.

In order to be a candidate or vote in next month’s election, a neighbor or business persoon must attend at least on meeting in the prior year. February is the last month to gain eligibility to be a member and vote or run for a seat on the RRCO Board.




Help launch a neighborhood nonprofit to guide the effort and also provide support for other community projects. Please take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J58ZRYT.

Help find a potential anchor tenant that best serves the needs of the Neighborhood.

Learn about how Community Lending Works

http://www.communitylendingworks.org/ can help build a fund for neighborhood community development including the Goodwill building, community food hub, arts and education by keeping our assets local. CLW also offers low interest loans to individuals, families, and micro-enterprise.

And what can it do for you?
Low interest loans to individuals, families, and micro-enterprise
Investment opportunities and tax deductions for neighborhood development

What can it do for the River Road community?
Build a fund for neighborhood community development including Goodwill building, community food hub, arts and education by keeping our assets local.
Information and discussion about Community Lending Works on Monday Feb 10,  7 pm at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road .

For more information, contact Clare Strawn 541-285-4504 cstrawn@gmail.com or Jan Spencer janrspencer@gmail.com


LTD Proposes changes to Route 55

Route 55 may lose its legs on Horn Lane, Lake Drive, Howard Avenue and Grove Street on one end but extend service to the Downtown Eugene Station at the other end in a pending proposal.

These are three ways for you to learn about the proposal and provide input:

·   Attend the 2/10 RRCO General meeting ( 7-9 PM) at the River Road Park Annex where representatives will describe the proposed changes, answer questions and take input.

·   Attend the LTD open house also at the River Road Park Annex on Wednesday, February 26 6 PM where representatives will also describe the proposed changes, answer questions and take input.

·    Log onto the LTD Annual Route Review Webpage where you can find a map of the current and proposed routes, take a survey or email feedback.

·     You can also attend other open houses, Neighborhood Meetings and LTD Board Public Hearings as outlined on this webpage.


River Road and Howard Elementary School Replacement

Design has started on a new Howard Elementary School building. Groundbreaking may occur as early as spring 2014.

A design open house was held on February 4 for community members to view the initial design, share comments, and visit with the architects and other design team members.

Schematic design: http://4jnewschoolshoward-riverroad.org/howard-schematic.html

A postcard will be sent to residences near the school. We would appreciate any assistance you can provide spreading the word in other ways.

Stay in touch: 

• Join the mailing list for school design news by emailing howarddesign@4j.lane.edu

• Watch for updates at www.4j.lane.edu/bond

Alternatively, you may also attend RRCO’s February General Meeting where School Board members, 4-J staff and Pivot Architects will describe the plans and take your comments.


NOTE: RRCO Board and General Membership Meetings are usually held at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road. We usually meet the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public with a public comment period.

Contact Jon Belcher, RRCO Co-Chair, with your questions or concerns about the neighborhood or River Road Community Organization.
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