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Mercy Housing Northwest and Carleton Hart Architects will discuss the proposed design for a workforce housing project during a virtual meeting. 

COURTESY PHOTO: JENNIFER BRANDLON - Three former dormitories will be replaced with affordable workforce housing. Lake Oswegans are invited to the public unveiling of the proposed design for an affordable housing project that has been traveling down the pipeline.

Mercy Housing Northwest and Carleton Hart Architects will discuss the proposal for the affordable workforce housing project on the former Marylhurst University campus during a virtual meeting on Zoom from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21.

Marylhurst University, which was founded in 1893 and known as the oldest Catholic university in Oregon, closed in 2018 due to declining enrollment numbers.

In the three years since, The Sisters of the Holy Names have been exploring options for the 40-acre property — and affordable workforce housing emerged among the top contenders.

The site houses 14 existing buildings, five of which are historic landmarks and not subject to development. The Sisters indicated that their intention is to replace three existing dormitories and build affordable housing there.

There are currently 100 multi-family units being proposed, with many two- and three-bedroom units to accommodate larger families.

"The development will use the existing vehicle access and roadways on the site to access the new building and will re-use much of the existing parking, preserving open space on campus," read The Sisters of the Holy Names' website. "The project will require approval of a Development Review from the City of Lake Oswego and prior to applying to the City for this review we would like to discuss the proposal in more detail with neighbors."

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