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August 21, 2012
Project open house set for Tuesday
MONMOUTH -- The city of Monmouth will hold an open house Tuesday to discuss a conceptional design for a building project proposed for the vacant downtown lot at the corner of Main and Warren streets.
The event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Monmouth Public Library, 168 S. Ecols St.
Monmouth officials have been working with a development consultant to determine the feasibility of building a mixed-use project on the property across from City Hall. The possible project could include the vacant lot, the old fire station and the Western Oregon University parking lot.
According to Mark Fancey, the city's community development director, the basic idea is to come up with a concept and then see if a private company would be interested in developing it, or something similar.
As envisioned, the building would be three to four stories tall and cover all of the above mentioned lots. It would include retail, office and residential uses. The proposed building would be unique to the downtown and could substantially change how the area looks and feels.
Community input is needed before the city determines the next steps in the project, Fancey said.
For more information: Mark Fancey, 503-751-0147.