In an effort to enhance the livability of the Corvallis community and minimize the impacts of growth associated with Oregon State University, the city of Corvallis and Oregon State have launched a Collaboration Project that utilizes an extensive planning and citizen involvement process.
The Project utilizes three citizen work groups to evaluate current matters and concerns associated with traffic and parking; planning and housing issues; and livability matters in neighborhoods nearby the university.
A joint steering committee made up of city and OSU representatives oversees the overall Collaboration Project, as well as the three work groups.
The work groups will engage with community and campus stakeholders – as well as planning, housing and traffic experts – to evaluate and recommend potential solutions and new strategies to the Corvallis City Council and the leadership of Oregon State University.
Priority topics to be addressed include:
- neighborhood parking
- code enforcement
- infill design
- rental housing codes
- traffic mitigation
- housing density in OSU neighborhoods
Additional background information about the Collaboration is available.