Oregon State plans dorm on campus parking lot



CORVALLIS — Oregon State University hopes to build a residence hall on what is now a parking lot. The $30 million project requires city approval.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the dormitory on the east part of the campus would house about 300 students on a lot that has space for 214 vehicles.

The school has a goal of having most freshmen on campus.

School officials say about 80 percent of freshmen in the fall lived on campus. They say the new hall and a separate expansion would get the figure to 90 percent.

City approval is needed because the proposal would change the campus master plan. The city’s staff has recommended approval with conditions dealing with traffic and a new intersection.