Oregon State University plans to buy the land for $8.1 million to attract more students to OSU-Cascades campus.
The deal is evidence of the school’s plan to significantly expand its Central Oregon footprint, and officials said Tuesday that the vision of a Bend campus with 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025 is that much closer to becoming a reality.
‘The potential addition of this property has been considered and discussed publicly for some time,’ Becky Johnson, OSU-Cascades vice president, said in a statement. ‘Expanding our campus onto this property also supports Oregon’s land use goals of increasing density rather than sprawl.’
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