$100M health, education center planned at PSU

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The city of Portland and its three biggest colleges said Monday they are teaming up to build a $100 million education and health center.

The building would be constructed at what is currently a city-owned parking lot near Portland State University. Besides PSU, the other schools chipping in are Portland Community College and Oregon Health & Science University.

The 200,000-square-foot building will house the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, PSU's Graduate School of Education and PCC's dental programs.

It's the first time the three colleges will be together in one building.

The building expected to open by September 2020 is still in the design phase. It's projected to be at least seven stories tall.

PSU has asked the Oregon Legislature to approve $51 million in bonds for the project.

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