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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: , |

New Gym at High Desert Middle School

OFDNA has received notice of applications for a modification to the High Desert Middle School Site Plan and a variance to transportation improvement requirements. These applications indicate a new gym will be built at the school.

View the notice here.

Public comment is being accepted in writing until November 8th. Contact Heidi Kennedy with comments at or 541-617-4524 and mention the project numbers PZ-19-0780 and PZ-19-0797.

November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Land Use|Tags: |

Fall 2019 General Meeting Roundup

We host two large meetings every year to keep you updated on what’s going on in our neighborhood. There are big things happening! Take our Annual Neighborhood Survey!

Bend’s Transportation Future

The City of Bend is looking ahead to a large infrastructure bond on the ballot in May 2020. That bond should address several major outstanding needs relating to transportation infrastructure in our area. The Old Farm District was annexed into the City in 1998 and much of our streets are still only at County – not City – standards (think, sidewalks, safe crossings, ADA compliance, etc).

That bond will also address many components of the […]

October 26th, 2019|Categories: Meetings, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Old Farm NA Recommends Street Safety Projects

The board of the Old Farm District Neighborhood Association voted to recommend two street safety projects to the City of Bend. These projects are being considered under the new Neighborhood Street Safety Program (NSSP), which has allocated $800,000 to complete improvements suggested by citizens.

We are now entering the third phase of the program where the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) – a committee formed from all the City’s neighborhood associations – ranks all the recommended projects.

First, citizens submitted their suggestions for street safety projects over several weeks. Then, the 13 neighborhood associations reviewed applications and each picked their top two. The City received 362 applications citywide – 263 were deemed eligible. […]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |