There are over 5,000 facilities statewide that support programs and services delivered by state agencies. Our facilities range dramatically in size, use, and complexity depending on the occupying agency. And while much of our state portfolio is located in the capital city of Salem, facilities are dispersed across every part of the state to meet the needs of Oregonians.
State public agencies have an uncommon commitment to place. This is particularly true in our diverse, geographically and culturally distinct state. The quality and character of state buildings help to define regional identity. Oregon’s public agency buildings are one of the most enduring assets in the state. These institutional facilities receive use over generations of Oregonians. The investments made in these real estate assets are often permanent, and the state stewards those investments in perpetuity for the region and its community.
Facilities Planning ensures the statewide capital planning process effectively evaluates the needs and conditions of state facilities, establishes and implements guidelines and standards for acquiring, managing and maintaining state facilities and provides financing and budgeting strategies to allocate resources to facility needs. Our unit establishes criteria for evaluating proposed state-owned facilities, maintains related databases of state-owned property, and oversees data collection, analysis, and benchmarking related to the utilization and stewardship of existing facilities.
• Design for quality
• Steward our investments
• Right-Size our portfolio
• Contribute to the whole
• Convey our identity
• Be resilient