PSU, OHSU, PCC team for $100M education center

OHSU, PSU and PCC will share the building

A rendering of the new $100 million building in Portland slated to open in 2020. (PSU)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Three Portland colleges have teamed up with the City of Portland to build a shared education and health center downtown.

The building will be located on SW 4th Avenue and Montgomery Street and shared by OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (Portland’s first school of public health), PSU’s Graduate School of Education and Portland Community College’s dental programs and a city bureau.

The building will cost $100 million to build and will be up to nine stories tall. It is expected to open in September 2020.

Never before have Portland’s three public colleges shared a space. The ground floor of the building will have retail and restaurants.

“This is the first time in our city’s history that that these 3 institutions of higher education have been together in one building and it’s going to move the city forward on some very important fronts,” Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday.

PSU President Wim Wiewel said, “We are really exemplary in the nation in our partnership in terms of how smooth the pathways are — having duel admissions between our 2 institutions and having transfer agreements so students can easily go from one place to another.”