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OFDNA’s Comment on the Ward Project at Murphy Road




    We would first note that the timing for comments on this project, from December 14 to January 3, was reduced by the holiday season.  This made it extremely difficult to conduct a thorough analysis of the impact this huge development will have on both the Southeast NA and the Old Farm District NA.

The fundamental problem with this plan, as further explained below, is that it fails to make the safety of school children the top priority.  Given the huge amount of additional traffic this development proposes, the plan should have considered better speed […]

January 8th, 2020|Categories: Land Use|Tags: , |

Master Plan for 795 homes on Murphy Road

We have received notice of administrative review for a proposed development on Murphy Road that would build 795 homes on 150 acres. It would include 17.8 acres of open space (mainly due to a large Area of Special Interest, or ASI, which prevents building on that portion) and 10% of the homes will be townhomes. One lot is reserved for commercial convenience (CC) zoning.

This is the first opportunity to provide public comment before the plan is considered for approval. Comments must be submitted by January 3 to Senior Planner Karen Swenson at (541) 388-5567 or Be sure to mention project number PZ-19-0517.

A historical note: The bulk of […]

December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Construction, Land Use|

6-plex proposed for 633 Reed Market Road

Notice for Administrative Review has been received for a 6-plex at 633 Reed Market Road.

Written comments are being accepted by the City until November 22nd. Please mention project number PZ-19-0759 and email Senior Planner Brian Harrington at

We saw notice for a pre-application meeting for this project back in March. View that notice here and compare plans here. A fence has been added and there appears to be public access from Reed Market to the BPRD trail.

View PZ-19-0759 – 633 Reed Mkt 6-plex

November 15th, 2019|Categories: Land Use|

Bylaw Review and Modernization

We’re updating the bylaws

Starting in Fall 2019, the Board is developing a process to review and modernize the bylaws.

Please contact us if you have questions or suggestions relating to this or join us at a monthly board meeting. We will discuss again this at our next meeting on December 9.

Topics to consider include but are not limited to:

  • Modifying boundaries. The UGB has expanded on our eastern border. Should the OFDNA border expand with the City?
  • Membership and voting. How is “membership” best defined for OFDNA? Is requiring a registration card really necessary or could we simplify how you can be considered eligible to vote?
  • Updates. Some entities, […]
November 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

Updates to Sewer Code and Development Review

The City of Bend will go before the Planning Commission on November 25th for proposed changes to the sewer code and development review changes.

The public is welcome at the meeting at 5:30pm in City Council chambers.

Contact Senior Planner Pauline Hardie for more information or to comment on the plans at or 541-693-2153.

View the public notices below or visit ePlans for more documentation:

November 8th, 2019|Categories: Land Use|Tags: , |