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Corrected Release: School lands in Prineville to sell for $4.5 million - 05/22/20

Correction: The buyer name was incorrectly stated in the original release. It is Birch Infrastructure, PBLLC. 

The 159-acre parcel is industrial land with development potential for manufacturing, data, or other job-generating businesses

PRINEVILLE, Ore. – The sale of 159 state-owned acres in Prineville for $4.5 million will benefit Oregon’s public schools and potentially bring jobs to central Oregon.  

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) and Birch Infrastructure, PBLLC have signed a sale agreement for the property, located on Millican Road south of the Prineville Airport. The property is school lands, managed to obtain the greatest benefit for Oregonians and their schools.

Working with the City of Prineville and other partners helped boost the property’s appeal, says DSL Director Vicki L. Walker. A land exchange with the adjacent property owner provided direct road access to the property. The city also annexed the state-owned property as industrial land, opening the possibilities for manufacturing, data centers, or other employment-oriented businesses. 

“The collaborative effort to increase the property’s potential has resulted in economic dividends,” says Walker. “The Common School Fund receives millions for distribution to Oregon’s school children, and more industrial land is ready to bring jobs to Prineville.”

Sale proceeds go to the Common School Fund, which sends twice-yearly distributions to Oregon’s K-12 public schools. Crook County School District received $284,821 in 2019.

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