THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Westmoreland Housing

DESCRIPTION

Westmoreland Housing was a 37-building apartment complex with 404 units that intended to house university students with families. The complex was built between 1960 and 1964. In 2006, 234 units were occupied, and 30 percent included households with children. In 2005-06, the University commenced discussions and planning involving the sale of the complex. The Oregon Board of Higher Education approved the sale in the summer of 2005, and the property was sold for $18 million dollars to Michael R. O'Connell Sr.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Hall, Calvin and Eric Florip. "Pros, cons shared at sale forum; the Oregon State Board of Higher Education sought the opinions of Westmoreland tenants and community residents on the proposed sale." Daily Emerald 6 June 2006: 1, 12.
  • "No bids yet for Westmoreland; University officials have hired a commerical broker to handle the sale of the housing complex." Daily Emerald 10 May 2006, front page. color illus.
  • "State Board Approves University of Oregon Request to Sell Westmoreland; Decision Allows University to Proceed with Plans to Upgrade Student Housing," Business Wire, July 14, 2006. Web.

Page author:  Edward H. Teague.