An emerging four-year institution of higher education in Central Oregon has picked out a campus site.
The Bulletin newspaper reports school officials will propose to the Legislature that it buy 56 acres on Bend's west side.
The site is two parcels: 10 acres wooded, 46 acres containing a pumice mine.
The Oregon State University-Cascades Campus branch plans to become a four-year school in 2015.
It expects $24 million in bond proceeds and donations to finance the campus. About half would be spent on the property, half on site planning and construction.
The fast-growing school reported fall enrollment last November at more than 1,000 students, including more than 200 in the Central Oregon Community College preparing to transfer. School officials envision enrollment at 3,000 to 5,000 by 2025.