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 kswenson@bendoregon.gov. Be sure to mention project number PZ-19-0517.

A historical note: The bulk of the land in question formerly belonged to the Bend La Pine School District and was slated to be the site of a new school before a land swap with JL Ward was executed in 2017. In that, JL Ward traded the property on south 15th Street for this property now being developed. More at the Bulletin here.

View the public notice (PDF)

Update: View OFDNA’s public comment regarding this plan.

View the Master Plan

View the existing site conditions

View preliminary plans for Murphy Road

View preliminary plans for Country Club Drive

View the trails & green space plan