I have a great idea for a fund raiser for OSU. Why not have everyone who complains about the whining property owners try this. Sell your home to the University. If you don’t think it is close enough to campus, do it anyway. Maybe they’ll put a satelite school on your property. Wouldn’t that be great.
OR, sell your house or your business. Give OSU half the sale price. Then relocate. That’s about what the homeowners in the area are doing. THEN, you can say, look, I did the same as you did in selling your house/business, “voluntarily”, and it’s no big deal. And it would REALLY BE voluntarily for you.
Note: There are 35 homes in Stillwater currently on the market for less than $100,000.00. There are more homeowners in the acquisition area than that. People who have looked for housing in OKC said real estate prices were less there than in Stillwater.
AND the amount calculated for the academics includes parking garages and lots.
Who do you think has paid for the streets that OSU will be closing? Stillwater taxpayers! Who will pay for new streets in Stillwater in order to be able to drive across town? Stillwater taxpayers. Who do you think will make up the tax revenue loss to schools, etc? Stillwater taxpayers. Moving Washington 1/2 block (at 6th street) and deleting several businesses and a frat house….so we have a view of the library? Makes sense to you, I am sure.
OSU has 2400+ acres of property to which they hold deeds. They DO have other property on which this lovely athletic could be built. AND I am a tremendous OSU sports fan. Even when they lose.