Cal Poly to host public forum Nov. 6 on dorm plans

kleslie@thetribunenews.comOctober 29, 2013 

Cal Poly will hold a public forum Nov. 6 to update the community on plans to build a new 1,400-bed residence hall and welcome center at the university’s Grand Avenue entrance.

The proposed facility would be located on a large surface parking lot across from existing student housing. It would increase the number of beds on campus — currently about 7,200 — closer to the 10,300 beds that a recent market study showed there was demand for, according to a university news release.

“We strongly believe that housing students on campus gives them additional tools and support essential for their success,” Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey said in the release. “We also know that we need to keep our San Luis Obispo neighbors informed and hear their input on the impacts our plans may have.”

Cal Poly is pursuing preparing a full environmental impact report on the project to determine how it would affect the local community.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the University Union, Room 220. Complimentary parking will be available on the top level of the parking structure next to the Performing Arts Center.

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