University of Oregon recommends new spot for historic house

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officials have recommended that a 132-year-old wooden home in the middle of the University of Oregon campus be moved a couple blocks south.

The Register-Guard reported Tuesday that moving the Collier House would make way for a new 60,000-square-foot classroom building.

The two-story home at the corner of University Street and 13th Avenue would be moved to University Street and 15th Avenue in the plan approved by the University Campus Planning Committee.

University President Michael Schill still must approve the plan.

Remote-controlled motorized dollies would transport the house. A timeline has yet to be developed.

The new building likely would house the environmental studies program, the Department of Geography and the School of Planning and Public Policy and Management.

Officials have tentatively said the $45 million building would open in summer 2021.