CSU board okays Cal Poly dorm next to neighborhood

May 22, 2014

calpoly dormThe 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.


6 Comments

  1. hijinks says:

    “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.”

    Translation of PR-speak: talk away folks, we really don’t give a damn what you think.

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    • pasoparent5 says:

      Yep. They really don’t care.

      Of course the CSU Board of Trustees approved the project; none of them probably live nearby. I truly feel sorry for those SLO residents who live in that neighborhood. Yeah, manyof those houses are rentals now but many are still occupied by long-term residents. Having a 1,500 dorm nearby is going to hurt their property values and their quality of life.

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  2. kayaknut says:

    Another case of Cal Poly not respecting the city Again they stick their tongues at the city, “We don’t like you and we know we are responsible for a high percentage of you tax revenue and will do what we want”, so take it or leave it.

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  3. achillesheal says:

    Look on the brightside neighbors. Parents who’s kids get general degrees may soon realize that paying $50k so their kid can get a job selling Cutco knives after graduation isn’t the best use of their resources.

    If enrollment drops in the future, maybe the new dorm can be used as another homeless shelter.

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