SOU Students Speak Out for Fair Housing

ASHLAND, Ore. – Three years ago, AJ Herlitz began what turned out to be a near-impossible apartment search. His first dozen calls all yielded the same response. “They automatically said ‘we don’t rent to college kids, especially male,’” said Herlitz. A survey performed last year by The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) and … Continue reading »

Campus Crest One Step Closer to Building

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis is one step closer to seeing a 900-bedroom student housing complex, after the City Council made a preliminary decision to approve a zone change and a comprehensive plan amendment change in order for Campus Crest Development to build on Witham Hill off of Harrison Boulevard. But the decision is not yet … Continue reading »

Student Housing Project Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon students will start moving into the new capstone project downtown Wednesday. Workers just completed phase one of the massive student housing complex called 13th and Olive. The first 114 apartments have been leased since March. Nearly 400 students will start moving in at 8 a.m., beginning with tenants on … Continue reading »

Residents Debate Campus Crest Proposal

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Roughly 100 residents attended the Planning Commission’s public hearing Monday night regarding Campus Crest’s proposal to build student housing on Harrison Boulevard. Many residents say they don’t want to see any changes to the land, but the city says the area is already zoned for development. The current zoning policy says 95 … Continue reading »

Luxury Student Housing Option Possible

CORVALLIS, Ore. — When student housing comes to mind, images of tiny rooms and appliances might come to the forefront; but one company wants to bring luxury housing for students to Corvallis. Core Campus purchased property north of the intersection at Kings  and Walnut Boulevard. The Chicago-based developer builds higher-end, resort-style student housing. The company … Continue reading »

Debate Over Possible Student Housing

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A debate over student housing is heating up in Corvallis. Wednesday night, the city planning division held a public hearing to listen to testimony about the possible development near Harrison Boulevard. The debate? What to do with the 95 acres between Harrison and Circle Boulevard. The City Planning Commission says the land … Continue reading »

Eugene Housing Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — It can be tempting for college students to cram into one place, to try to save money. But how many is too many? And when does it break city code? The city code is as follows: up to five people who are unrelated can live in a house, whether it’s one bedroom … Continue reading »

City Council Votes On Housing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A new campus housing project is in the works, but its success is relying on a financial break from the City of Eugene. Core Campus is a Chicago-based company that’s looking to build new student housing in an open lot near the University of Oregon. The company has applied for a Multiple-Unit … Continue reading »

City Club Discusses Student Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s an evolution that happened over time–the west University area morphed into a neighborhood chock full of student housing. That’s created some conflicts, like party noise and underage drinking. The City Club of Eugene tackled the issue Friday while hearing from the university’s housing director about how he resolves those conflicts. One … Continue reading »

UO Hosts Housing Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon students are preparing to look for where they’ll live next year, so the UO Dean of Students sponsored a housing fair. The goal is to bring property managers, landlords and other community services together to help students see what options are out there. “I think there’s a wonderful developmental … Continue reading »