Public meeting set to present OSU-Cascades' new vision for campus master plan
Nov 15, 2017
Oregon State University-Cascades will present their master plan for an expanded 128-acre university campus. The university sent a press release to Century West Neighborhood Associating inviting our members and their neighbors to participate in the discussion.
The University is seeking community input. Please note the public meeting scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.
The master plan reflects a nearly two-year long-range development planning process and states the community member attendance at meetings totaled 1,500. Univesity officials gathered from areas including community integration, sustainability, and health and wellness. Additional categories include the arts and culture and enrichment. Campus access locations and building placement were also covered in these meetings says, the press release.
This meeting will be in advance of the university’s submission of a master plan and zone change applications to the City of Bend.
OSU-Cascades seeks a zone change for the proposed expanded campus bounded by SW Chandler Ave., SW Century Dr./14th Ave., SW Simpson Ave, and Mt. Washington Dr.
The OSU-Cascade campus design encompasses approximately 1.36 million gross square feet. The spaces will include of academic buildings as well as residential and research space.
The master plan also includes 700,000 square feet for an innovation district integrating commercial/retail and industry partnerships and middle market housing.
The proposed campus amenities include dedicated pedestrian and bicycle pathways and recreation fields. We do not know as of yet what types of sports activities will be played on these fields or the number of fields planned for the university.
Other areas reported by the university include nature areas, energy production, road connections, parking and public plazas. The university reports that development of the expanded OSU-Cascade's campus will occur in multiple phases to accommodate enrollment growth of up to 5,000 students.
WHEN: November 15th, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: OSU-Cascades Graduate & Research Center, Rm. 209, ADDRESS: 650 SW Columbia St. in Bend.
MORE INFORMATION: Contact 541-322-3196 or email@example.com.