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Proposed Shelter Code Amendments go to Planning Commission

At 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, the Bend Planning Commission will hold a virtual work session on proposed code amendments that will increase the availability of shelter beds by providing updated standards for group, multi-room and outdoor shelters. The shelter code amendments are one part of a comprehensive set of strategies identified by the City [...]

By |2022-01-21T09:51:08-08:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Land Use, Meetings, News|Comments Off on Proposed Shelter Code Amendments go to Planning Commission

Open House for City’s Purchase of a Motel

City of Bend hosts virtual open house for Project Turnkey The City of Bend will be hosting a virtual community open house to share an update about Project Turnkey-Bend from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25. The open house will include an update on the City’s plans for remodeling a recently-purchased motel to create [...]

By |2022-01-21T09:47:50-08:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Land Use, Meetings, News|Comments Off on Open House for City’s Purchase of a Motel

Public Meeting Notice for New Apartments in the Box Factory

Mark your calendars for a public meeting about 315 environmentally focused apartments in the Box Factory that will include day care, pet washing stations, and roof terraces.  The meeting will be via Zoom video conference. Jan 19 at 6pm https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83299048837   Yes, this is another large development in a busy traffic area of Bend - but [...]

By |2022-01-15T14:11:22-08:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Land Use, Meetings, News|Comments Off on Public Meeting Notice for New Apartments in the Box Factory

Inside Bend Podcast – Land Use Education and Neighborhood Associations

In this month’s episode of Inside Bend, Community Relations Manager Makayla Oliver shares information on Land Use education materials and how your Neighborhood Association can help get you involved in the planning and development processes. Did you know being connected with your Neighborhood Association helps you stay informed about developments happening in your neighborhood?  With the [...]

By |2022-01-15T14:03:25-08:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Land Use, News|Comments Off on Inside Bend Podcast – Land Use Education and Neighborhood Associations

New Community Park at Murphy & 15th – Design and Art

The Alpenglow Community Park at the SW corner of Murphy & 15th is currently under construction with project completion estimated for spring/summer 2022. The installation of the COID bridge and trail work is complete.  Click HERE to go to the Bend Park's and Rec page for more detail. Models of the proposed art sculptures for Alpenglow [...]

By |2022-01-15T13:58:31-08:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Land Use, News|Comments Off on New Community Park at Murphy & 15th – Design and Art

Bend Bicycle Map

Bend Bikes organization puts its first bike map of city routes online Bend Bikes said Wednesday it has launched Bend’s first bike map and it is available for free and to the public at https://bendbikes.org/map/. As an all-volunteer organization, this map is the culmination of hundreds of hours of volunteer time riding every corner of Bend, [...]

By |2021-12-30T16:52:20-08:00December 30th, 2021|Categories: News, Transportation|Comments Off on Bend Bicycle Map

Proposed Code Amendments for Homeless Shelters

The Sounding Board to House our Neighbors is recommending a proposed package of amendments to the Bend Comprehensive Plan and Bend Development Code (attached) for three permanent shelter types (Group, Multi-Room, and Outdoor) and two temporary shelter types (Temporary and Hardship Housing). Click here to review the proposed code amendments On January 24th, 2022 at 5:30 [...]

By |2021-12-28T09:30:15-08:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Houselessness, Meetings, News|Comments Off on Proposed Code Amendments for Homeless Shelters

Neighborhood Communications Survey 2021 – Ends January 7th, 2022

The City, in partnership with the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance, developed a Neighborhood Communications Survey to better understand trust and communications needs between the City, Neighborhood Associations and community members. This survey was first completed in fall 2019, providing baseline metrics to gauge future progress in meeting the needs identified. You can view the 2019 survey results [...]

By |2021-12-23T14:18:50-08:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: News, Survey|Comments Off on Neighborhood Communications Survey 2021 – Ends January 7th, 2022

New Public Transit Routes

On Monday, December 13th at the Old Farm District Neighborhood Association Board meeting, Cascades East Transit gave a presentation of the current public transit system and new routes they are creating that will serve Southest Bend, hopefully by the Summer of 2022.  Here is that presentation.  

By |2021-12-15T13:28:00-08:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: News, Transportation|Comments Off on New Public Transit Routes
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