Controversial student apartment complex to hold open house for neighbors

2012-11-23T08:00:00Z Controversial student apartment complex to hold open house for neighborsBy JAMES DAY, Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
November 23, 2012 8:00 am  • 

7th Street Station holds open house in wake of livability complaints

The 7th Street Station apartment complex has received regular visits from the Corvallis Police Department since it opened Sept. 21.

According to a Gazette-Times review of police crime statistics, officers have made six calls and issued two special response notice warning citations on the past six Saturday nights alone.

Neighbor Nancy Hagood, who lives across the street from the student housing complex, offered her take on the situation Oct. 30 at a meeting of the Collaboration Corvallis neighborhood livability workgroup, one of three groups that is examining issues involving the city and the presence of Oregon State University students in the neighborhoods.

“On weekends the parking triples, and there is constant traffic. It just keeps going,” said Hagood. “We’re 50 feet away. In nice weather, you can hear almost everybody.”

Managers of the complex have decided to reach out by hosting an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday in the complex’s leasing office.

On hand will be Officer Joel Goodwin of the Corvallis Police Department.

“We wanted to invite residents in to see what our property is all about,” said Alexandria Brooks, 7th Street Station’s resident services manager.

“We all want to be sure we are being good neighbors. It’s our first open house. We had planned to do it before we opened, but there wasn’t an opportunity.

“So we just decided to go ahead and do it. We want to make sure we are working with the community.”

IF YOU GO

what: Open house at the 7th Street Station apartment complex; neighbors are invited, and Officer Joel Goodwin of the Corvallis

Police Department will be on hand

WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Complex leasing office, Southwest Seventh Street and Western Boulevard

TO RSVP: Call 541-286-4945 by Saturday

Contact reporter James Day at jim.day@gazettetimes.com or 541-758-9542. Follow at Twitter.com/jameshday or gazettetimes.com/blogs/jim-day

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    CallingBS - November 23, 2012 8:26 pm
    Easy to see where this quite likely is going if our current crop of elected officials hold true to the consistent history of Corvallis elected officials (there is a history how this complex got there, after all): The City attempts to enforce its ill-considered "special response notice warning" process. In response, the complex owners sue Corvallis for harassment and win because they have a case. People blame the complex owners rather than the kind of people they elect and themselves for their electing them. In many other towns, where the electorate is wiser and more mature (higher average educational level here notwithstanding), that would be a wake up call to start electing competent leadership. Anybody holding their breath waiting for that to happen here?
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