CSU board okays Cal Poly dorm next to neighborhood
May 22, 2014
The California State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve the construction of a 1,500 student dormitory that would border a residential neighborhood at the south end of Cal Poly’s campus. [KSBY]
Cal Poly plans to build the dorm next to the Grand Avenue entrance to campus. Numerous neighbors and San Luis Obispo residents have criticized the project, saying it will create too much noise and partying in the bordering neighborhood.
“This project is essential in meeting an existing demand for student housing on campus, and it is a positive and necessary step in our broader visions of becoming a predominantly residential campus and creating a more vibrant living community at Cal Poly,” a statement released by the university said. “Cal Poly values the input of our neighbors and city leaders, and we look forward to working with them to ensure that the campus and community continue to grow together, positively impacting one another and remain the vibrant place we all love and call home.”
The university plans to begin construction on the dorm next year and complete the project by 2018.