The Grove - the name to be given to the development - would house nearly 900 students on a complex that would occupy about one-third of the land. The remainder would be given over to open space, or managed by the city's park department.
The City Council approved by two narrow 5-4 votes a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and zoning changes
for the project. The Council then decided to turn over development details of Campus Crest to the City's Planning Commission. The Commission will be charged with recommending possible conditions
of approval. That meeting, or meetings will include a public hearing as well.
The Chamber has testified in favor of Campus Crest, believing it is needed to increase the supply of student housing and free up current student rentals for potential purchase, or for rentals by young families and employees of local companies
Chamber Executive Director Kevin Dwyer was interviewed by KMTR News Source 16 about the Chamber's views. http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/Corvallis--239143661.html?tab=video&c=y
You can also learn more about Campus Crest at: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/corvallis-city-council-approves-witham-oaks-housing-plan/article_36192d3e-7766-11e3-ac2a-0019bb2963f4.html