Oklahoma State regents approve building plan

Friday, March 3rd 2006, 1:17 pm
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma State's board of regents Friday approved a campus master plan that includes an athletic village which led to controversy among some Stillwater residents whose homes and property would be bought.

The five-year, $826-million plan includes $316-million to upgrade and expand OSU's athletic facilities. Most of those projects would be on land north of campus where hundreds of homes and businesses would be bought.

Some property owners in the area who fought the plan said they don't want to sell.

The master plan also calls for more than $500-million to be spent on academics, student projects and infrastructure. These include new academic and student facilities, four new parking garages, a campus irrigation system, the reopening of Hall of Fame Road and the rerouting of Hester Street.