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Patterson apartment complex approved.

Byline: DEVELOPMENT REPORT By Joe Harwood The Register-Guard

Construction of a 26-unit apartment building on a narrow parking lot off Patterson Street is scheduled to begin by the end of September.

The complex at 979 Patterson, to be known as The Patterson House, will be built with red brick and include Doric columns along the entrance so that it blends with its neighbor to the south, the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, said Larry von Klein, a Eugene real estate broker and developer who is teaming up with Arthur Carmichael Jr. on the project.

Carmichael has held an interest in the quarter-acre lot since at least 1990, according to deeds on file with Lane County.

"The Beta house is Art's old frat house," von Klein said. "He was a Beta in the '60s."

Carmichael and von Klein in 1998 completed the Hilyard House Apartments at the northeast corner of Hilyard Street and East 14th Avenue. That building, also sporting brick with columns, has 53 units.

The Patterson House will have much the same look, von Klein said. "We put a lot of thought into the Hilyard House 7 years ago, so this one is going to be very similar to that," he said.

The three-story Patterson building will have a dozen two bedroom, two-bath units measuring about 850 square feet. Another 12 one-bedroom, one-bath units will measure about 750 square feet, von Klein said. Two studio apartments will run about 450 square feet.

Von Klein said the Patterson complex, like the Hilyard project, will feature an underground parking garage accessible from a rear alley, and secure front and back entrances.

"And there will be wrought iron decks for virtually all the apartments, he said. Unlike Hilyard House, the Patterson apartments will not have a center courtyard, because the lot is too small.

Secure entrances, along with a washer-dryer stack unit in each apartment, fills a high-end niche on campus, von Klein said. "The concept really does cater to a certain segment there," he said.

Rents haven't yet been set for the $2.1 million project. But von Klein said monthly rent at Hilyard House ranges from $795 to $995.

Eugene city planners have already approved a site review of the project. The partners are awaiting the issuance of building permits. Von Klein said the building should be complete next June.
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