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Draft code changes implementing HB 2001 now available for review

A law passed by the Oregon legislature in 2019 requires that cities allow middle housing types where single-family homes are permitted. Duplexes must be allowed on any lot where single-family detached homes are allowed. Triplexes, quadplexes, townhomes, and cottage clusters must be allowed in any zone where single-family detached homes are allowed.

In order to implement the statute and the administrative rules approved by the state in 2020, City staff have been drafting amendments to the Bend Development Code (BDC). The staff has been assisted by a “stakeholder advisory group” composed of representatives from the Planning Commission, City Council, Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Neighborhood Leadership Alliance, Central Oregon Builders Association, Central Oregon LandWatch, […]

May 7th, 2021|Categories: Land Use|Tags: , , |

Serious concerns over HB 2282

The Board is concerned about pending legislation that would change Bend’s UGB in the name of settling a favor for one legislator

Below is an analysis of HB 2282, which concerns 261.6 acres called the Stevens Road tract.  This land is presently owned by the Department of State Lands and is outside Bend’s newly created Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).  The tract borders the 382-acre Stevens Ranch property which was recently incorporated into Bend’s UGB.

The City of Bend did not ask for this legislation. This bill would prevent the Stevens Road tract from being used for affordable and middle-income housing and override the City in determining its land use.

For this, and the […]

March 7th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Updates to Bend’s sign code for developers

The Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) has been working with the City of Bend to improve the signage that is required to be posted at new developments. You might have seen the small white signs posted at empty lots, written in marker and usually worn or blown away within a few days. New requirements are going to the Planning Commission on February 8th. Once they approve it, the draft language will go to City Council for final approval.

Find explanatory memos, findings, and draft language all linked on the Planning Commission’s agenda for their February 8th meeting.

Provide comment or watch the meeting from the Planning Commission webpage.

January 26th, 2021|Categories: Land Use|

New bylaws have been adopted

New bylaws were adopted at a Special Membership Meeting held on January 11, 2021. The vote was unanimous among the Board and Membership to adopt the revised bylaws and is reflected in the minutes.

A PDF copy of the current bylaws is available here.

The changes made from the bylaws previously adopted in April 2011 include:

  • Modifying boundaries. The UGB was updated since our last bylaws were enacted. This modification ensures continuity of services for our neighbors in areas yet to be annexed.
  • Membership and voting. Membership was previously recorded by use of a registration card. Now, members must simply attest and affirm their eligibility prior to any vote […]
January 13th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |

Old Farm NA Goals for City Council

The City of Bend operates on a two-year budgeting cycle. Before the budget is drafted, city councilors establish their goals and then align the budget toward accomplishing those goals.

The Old Farm District Neighborhood Association was invited to submit our goals for consideration by Council. We will present our recommendation to City staff and Council on Monday, January 11th, ahead of our Special Neighborhood Meeting.

Here is OFDNA’s priority as submitted to the City on a form they provided:

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Organization’s Mission: From the OFDNA bylaws:

The purposes for which OFDNA is organized are:

  • To […]
January 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Stevens Road Master Plan Pre-application Meeting

UPDATE: Video of the meeting is now available

The Stevens Road Tract will be getting a Master Plan! It is now being referred to as the Stevens Ranch Master Plan. Details below.


The Old Farm District Neighborhood Association is invited to attend a virtual meeting regarding a land use application request for a Major Community Master Plan and Annexation (Stevens Ranch Master Plan) for approximately 369 acres located in the DSL Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Expansion Area, generally located east of SE 27th Street and south of Stevens Road, and north of the future extension of SE Ferguson Road. The property is currently vacant, and zoned Urbanizable Area (UA), which is […]

January 1st, 2021|Categories: Land Use|
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