Oregon State University – Cascades will present a master plan for the expanded 128-acre university campus and seek community input at a 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 during which community member attendance at meetings totaled 1,500. Input was gathered across areas inlcuding sustainability, community integration, health and wellness, and arts, culture and enrichment, as well as campus access locations and building placement.
The meeting is in advance of the university’s submission of master plan and zone change applications to the City of Bend for the proposed expanded campus bounded by SW Chandler Ave., SW Century Dr./14th Ave., SW Simpson Ave, and Mt. Washington Dr.
The campus design includes approximately 1.36 million gross square feet of academic, campus life, residential and research space. It also includes 700,000 square feet for an innovation district integrating commercial/retail and industry partnerships and middle market housing.
Proposed campus amenities include dedicated pedestrian and bicycle pathways, recreation fields, nature areas, energy production, road connections, parking and public plazas. The development will occur in multiple phases to accommodate enrollment growth up to 5,000 students.
The public meeting will take place at the OSU-Cascades Graduate & Research Center, Rm. 209, located at 650 SW Columbia St. in Bend. For information contact 541-322-3196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and three graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism, recreation and adventure leadership. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015; its new campus opened in 2016.