College Breaks Ground on Campus Village Project

Campus Village project, built on land leased from COCC, expected to provide a steady and reliable income stream for the college

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) will break ground on its first Campus Village home at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, kicking off the development of the college’s 49-acre property on the corner of NW Shevlin Park Road and Mt. Washington Drive.

The initial phase of the Outcrop neighborhood — named for a preserved section of basalt outcroppings on the east border of the lots — will be made up of 16 single-family homes, many with accessory dwelling units. The new subdivision will occupy a 12-acre parcel on the southwest side of the Campus Village. COCC will retain ownership of the land and lease the ground to the homeowners.

William Smith Properties Inc. (WSPI), the Bend-based development group behind the Old Mill District and the Les Schwab Amphitheater, is the project’s master developer. Curtis Homes, with prior experience in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing, Tetherow and Aubrey Butte neighborhoods, is the homebuilder.

The construction of Outcrop’s first 16 homes will take place on approximately five acres. Additional residences will likely be built on the remaining seven acres once sales of the first phase of homes are complete. Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate will be the real estate agency selling the homes.

COCC is continuing to work with WSPI on opportunities for development of the Campus Village in the northwest corner of the college’s property, near the Jungers Culinary Center. Those opportunities include retail, housing and offices, and may occupy as many as 20 to 25 acres. The Campus Village project, on land leased from COCC, expects to provide a steady and reliable income stream for the college.

About William Smith Properties Inc.
William Smith Properties Inc., developer of the Old Mill District and Les Schwab Amphitheater, engages in the acquisition, sale, development and management of rural and community real estate. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Bend, Oregon.

About Curtis Homes
Curtis Homes is a groundbreaking Oregon construction company that strives to build beautiful homes and meet the construction needs in the Columbia Gorge and Central Oregon. Their standard is to provide the highest quality product with the comfort of a local business. Curtis Homes’ core values set the company apart as a leader in blending quality construction with uncompromising customer service.

Outcrop Location Map