Byline: Greg Bolt The Register-Guard
Eugene planners are recommending that a hearings officer approve the University of Oregon's plans for a $227 million basketball arena by granting the conditional use permit needed to start construction.
The planners' report, issued a week ahead of an Oct. 7 public hearing, sets out 18 conditions the city feels the UO must address to win approval. They range from technical code compliance issues to setting up a special event parking district to help keep arena patrons from clogging neighborhood streets.
The 40-page report covers a long list of planning issues and is a key step in the university's efforts to finally win approval of the new basketball pavilion, which will replace aging McArthur Court as the home of the Duck men's and women's basketball …