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Oregon State Hospital History


The state of Oregon has operated a hospital on a large tract of land in the city of Salem, the capitol of Oregon, for over 100 years. In April 2012, the last patients were relocated to a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility on the southern portion of the land.

Remaining is a nearly square 47-acre urban parcel known as the North Campus, declared surplus to the state's needs. The parcel contains approximately 500,000 square feet of buildings, large open spaces, and mature trees bounded by city streets on all sides.

In 2012, the state engaged Leland Consulting Group and Cushman & Wakefield to perform a highest and best use analysis and vision strategy for potential future redevelopment options of the former Oregon State Hospital site - North Campus.

The Leland study recommends that the greatest economic value for the site involves a mix of uses, including multi-generational and mixed income housing, neighborhood retail, possibly lodging, and other supportive uses.

The state is publishing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to ascertain interest and qualifications of real estate development firms to purchase and undertake redevelopment of this prime parcel of land. Responses to the RFQ are due in late January 2014.

Salem is located in the beautiful mid-Willamette Valley approximately 55 miles south of Portland, Oregon. For more information about Salem,click here.