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Commercial Development at Brosterhous and Murphy – Update

On October 21st, 2021 a Zoom meeting was hosted by the architect and his client (GP Energy) to discuss their proposed project and design prior to submitting it to the City of Bend, for a commercial development on the small plot of land at the SW corner of Brosterhous and Murphy.  There were about 40 guests [...]

By |2021-10-22T17:51:48-07:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|Comments Off on Commercial Development at Brosterhous and Murphy – Update

Sweeping Statewide Rule Changes – Major Impact on Urban Development

Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking The following bit of information comes from the City of Bend's Jon Skidmore | Chief Operating Officer/Assistant City Manager regarding the sweeping changes that will affect urban planning throughout the state as a result of Governor Brown's recent executive order 20-04 on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  There are links below for [...]

By |2021-10-19T12:25:36-07:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|Comments Off on Sweeping Statewide Rule Changes – Major Impact on Urban Development

Transportation Bond Projects – Latest News & How to Get Involved

The Transportation Bond Oversight Committee (TBOC) has been meeting to prioritize General Obligation (GO) Bond projects over the next 5 years. Councilor Kebler and Transportation Engineer Robin Lewis put together a summary of what is happening and how neighbors can get involved, as there is an important meeting coming up on Nov. 9:   IMPORTANT LINKS [...]

By |2021-10-18T19:24:36-07:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|Comments Off on Transportation Bond Projects – Latest News & How to Get Involved

Zoom Meeting Invite – Proposed Commercial Development at Brosterhous & Murphy

Zoom Meeting Invite Proposed Commercial Development at Brosterhous & Murphy Discuss Developer Design Plans for a Proposed Commercial Development at Brosterhous and Murphy The Architect and applicant representative for a new proposal for the commercial development on the SW corner of Brosterhous and Murphy Rd (61095 Brosterhous Rd) would like to present to you the proposed [...]

By |2021-10-18T10:45:06-07:00October 17th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, Meetings|Comments Off on Zoom Meeting Invite – Proposed Commercial Development at Brosterhous & Murphy

New Houseless Shelter Options in Bend – Proposed Code Amendments

This article is to share information regarding code amendments the city is proposing to enable more shelter types for those without homes.  It's happening fast.  This first link is to the City's website for The Sounding Board to House our Neighbors, which is a group assembled to advise the city on this issue.  There is a [...]

By |2021-10-13T16:50:18-07:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Houselessness, Land Use, News|Comments Off on New Houseless Shelter Options in Bend – Proposed Code Amendments

House Bill (HB) 2001 Code Amendments Take Effect in November

News Release From the City of Bend On October 6th, 2021, the Bend City Council approved amendments to the Bend Development Code and the Bend Comprehensive Plan that will implement House Bill (HB) 2001. The updated code will go into effect in November 5, 2021. Housing is a statewide issue and the state is taking action [...]

By |2021-10-09T16:32:48-07:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on House Bill (HB) 2001 Code Amendments Take Effect in November

Bend City Council Bans Fireworks

The Bend City Council voted today to permanently prohibit the sale and use of fireworks in Bend. There is currently a temporary restriction on the use of fireworks in Bend that expires in December. In response to an extreme heat wave in late June, drought conditions and high fire danger, the City of Bend issued an [...]

By |2021-10-09T16:23:00-07:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Bend City Council Bans Fireworks

Admiral and King Jehu Sewer Project

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin early 2022 and last approximately 6 months. The project limits are on Admiral Way, King Jehu Way, and a portion of King Hezekiah Way. An overview map of the project area is attached. Local access will be provided throughout the entire project. The contractor has not yet been selected, so [...]

By |2021-10-09T16:29:08-07:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|Comments Off on Admiral and King Jehu Sewer Project

Important Oct 5th Meeting on the Transportation Bond – Public Comment Now!

September 2021 - Go Bond Draft Project List (Aerial rendering of Hawthorne Overcrossing from Bend’s downtown (at left) to midtown (at right). Courtesy of Ashley Vance Engineering and 10 Over Studio.) For years, Bendites have bemoaned the fact that people who walk, bike, and roll don’t have safe and viable ways to cross 3rd Street. Bend [...]

By |2021-10-03T09:09:02-07:00October 2nd, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Important Oct 5th Meeting on the Transportation Bond – Public Comment Now!

Bend Economic Development Advisory Board Openings

The City of Bend is seeking interested residents to fill up to two one-year appointments for alternate positions on the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB). Applicants must reside within Bend city limits and represent a key industry located within the city. The BEDAB provides a private sector perspective in advising the Bend City Council on [...]

By |2021-09-14T11:29:15-07:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Bend Economic Development Advisory Board Openings
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