Cal Poly to hold forum on proposed Grand Avenue student housing

kleslie@thetribunenews.comOctober 29, 2013 

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

The proposed facility would be located on a parking lot across from existing student housing. It would increase the beds on campus — currently about 7,200 — closer to the 10,300 beds that a recent market study showed were needed, a university news release said. About 19,800 students are enrolled in the 2013-14 school year.

“We strongly believe that housing students on campus gives them additional tools and support essential for their success,” said Keith Humphrey, Cal Poly vice president for student affairs. “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 preparing an environmental impact report on the project to determine how it would affect the community. The report is due to be completed by mid-November, Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier said.

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

 

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