Decision for proposed facilities site to take place in January

The site selection decision for proposed justice system facilities in Corvallis is now slated for January 2022 as Benton County Commissioners and program staff continue to explore all available options. After voting last week to allow the letter of intent for the proposed south site to expire, the Board of Commissioners is currently considering the two remaining proposed suburban sites in west and north Corvallis.

The County currently has a letter of intent to purchase the west site property in Corvallis for the creation of a justice system campus and is in negotiation on a property in north Corvallis next to Hewlett-Packard. If neither the north nor west sites come to fruition, the County has not ruled out the possibility of reconsidering the south site, should it remain available for purchase.

The County previously identified the north site as one of its top five preferred sites for a justice system campus in 2020. However, the County and landowner were unable to negotiate an agreement in early 2021 and discussions halted. In mid-September 2021, the County reinitiated discussions with a representative of McFadden Ranch, LLC, to purchase the property in north Corvallis next to Hewlett-Packard.