Tag Archives: Student Housing

A visitor’s view

As a visitor I have come to care deeply about Corvallis.  Having had the privilege and good fortune to travel to every state in these United States, I have found Corvallis to be a most special place — a wonderful, safe, and quiet place to raise a family.  At this time, the payback to Corvallis […]

Fighting for livability

I’ve said it before: the Retreat at Oak Creek is not the solution for Corvallis’s housing problems. On Sunday, the Gazette Times ran another article in their “Town & Gown” series. While the headline is meant to startle the reader, the content of the article is important and supports some of RDC’s key arguments. Existing […]

Interesting similarities

What’s happening in Corvallis? It’s what Landmark Properties does. It wasn’t right for Blacksburg, VA, it’s not right for us. Read about it here and here … Spread the word – only a week left to vote NO on the Sather Annexation!    

They’re changing their tune

From the beginning, Landmark Properties has been very clear about what they do. They are in the “purpose-built” student housing market. That catchy phrase means, simply, that they build housing specifically designed for college student living. That’s it. In a 10/17/12 Gazette Times article, their public relations representative Clark Worth stated, “Corvallis has a desperate […]

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The Gazette Times agrees with us

Much is being said about the desperate need for rental housing in Corvallis. It is this need that Landmark Properties — with its Retreat at Oak Creek development — is hoping to cash in on. My question? Why, when we are a town of diverse citizenry, is this need so often described as student housing? An editorial in the […]

Three strikes …

Did you know that the Sather Annexation has been on the ballot twice before? Once in 2001, when a Denver-based student housing developer came to town with a similar proposition. It was soundly defeated, but the Sathers came back one year later to try again – same developer, same plan, with a few minor adjustments […]

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