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Oregon State University is working with campus, the City of Corvallis and community stakeholders to create a new OSU District Plan. The Plan will serve as the framework to guide campus planning in areas of housing, transportation, land use, enrollment management, as well as the renovation of existing buildings and new construction. Oregon State seeks to integrate strategic planning for its built environment within its updated university strategic plan – a roadmap to serve Oregon, the nation and the world as an internationally recognized 21st century land grant university. This dynamic plan will replace the Campus Master Plan – an agreement with the City of Corvallis that expires in December 2015.
The OSU District Plan is a practical guiding document that will help to shape and organize the university’s progress over the next ten years. The overarching District Plan Goals are built on the foundation of the Guiding Principles and provide a framework for development that will further Oregon State University’s progress in achieving its Strategic Goals.
The District Plan must enact Oregon State University’s mandate to provide access to an ever-changing population of students, staff, researchers, educators, business representatives, visitors, and community members. To do this, OSU needs to be strategic about its physical, social, and virtual structure to enable access without compromising other values and priorities.
To truly be a steward of the land and other resources, Oregon State University must evolve its campus to be a compact, efficient, vibrant, and walkable campus that takes advantage of existing assets and features, cultivates adjacencies to enable walking and biking, and provides universal access.
The District Plan must guide OSU to sustain – reuse, maintain, and adapt valued structures and spaces – the Living Campus, a place that continually evolves and changes, in harmony with its historic character, natural features, and green infrastructure, to reflect the needs of its community.
The District Plan must enable OSU to exemplify its distinctive qualities and expand its realm of influence, while evolving in tandem with the community.