Work Underway in 2018

While expansion will be slow — perhaps one building every two years — our goal is to keep you informed about the development and the ways we will minimize its impact on our surrounding community.

June

  • Bend City Council approved campus masterplan

August

  • Clearing and removal of shrubs from floor of pumice mine
    • Impact: Neighbors may be aware of trucks accessing the properties via Simpson Avenue

September-October

  • Tests to confirm process to blend and re-use site materials
  • Processing of non-fill materials, such as boulders and construction debris
    • Impact: Neighbors may notice truck and heavy equipment movement to and on the properties

November

  • Community presentation of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approved Health and Safety Plan
    • Impact: Neighbors can learn about efforts to ensure the health and safety of site workers, campus community members and campus neighbors

A Community Campus

  

Campus plans reflect input of more than 1,500 community members and include:

  • 10 miles of walking and biking trails
  • An amphitheater
  • Natural landscape than can attract native birds and insects
  • Recreation fields
  • Food venues and outdoor seating
  • Innovation District – a hub for public-private research partnerships
  • Mid-market, affordable housing

Did You Know?

  

  • Engineers from OSU’s renowned College of Engineering contributed to the site remediation plans.
  • By using soil from the landfill to fill the adjoining pumice mine, the number of truckloads of external material will be reduced by an estimated 30,000.
  • The campus long range development plan earned an award for innovative design from the national Society of University and College Planners.
  • The next campus building will focus on the STEAM academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.