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City of Bend Hosting Open House and Community Survey for Bend Bikeway Project

Community members are invited to an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29, at Bend Municipal Court, 555 NE 15th Street, to learn about the Bend Bikeway Project, review potential design configurations and provide input. If you can’t attend, the same open house information and survey is available online at The community can share concerns about existing safety matters on the bikeway routes and give feedback about preliminary design concepts by completing the online survey by Mar. 6, 2024.

Improving the transportation system by focusing on safety is a City Council goal. Creating safer connections between neighborhoods, places of work, schools, parks and businesses, […]

February 27th, 2024|Categories: Meetings, News, Survey, Transportation|

Transportation Fee Listening Sessions – Feb 26 & 29

Transportation Fee Listening SessionsThe City of Bend is hosting two Listening Sessions on the Transportation Fee to give the public an opportunity to share its feedback with the City Council. The Listening Sessions will take place on Monday, Feb. 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Both meetings will be hybrid and will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street. Meeting information is available on the meetings and events calendar at 
February 22nd, 2024|Categories: Local Taxes, Meetings, News, Transportation|

Q&A Sessions To Be Held About The Tree Preservation Recommendations

The City of Bend wants to hear your questions about the future of tree preservation in our community.  

Two Q&A sessions will be held the following dates: 

For the last few years, community members have raised concerns about trees being cut down […]

February 22nd, 2024|Categories: Code Changes, Land Use, Meetings, News|

Paving the Way for Bend’s Transportation Future

City Council reviews Draft Code

On February 7th, the Bend City Council had its initial review of the draft code that will implement a Transportation Fee. The draft code and associated fee schedule are available for public review at

The funds will be used for operations and maintenance of the City transportation system, including pavement restoration, street preservation, signs, striping, sidewalk and other concrete work, bicycle and multi-modal system enhancements, street sweeping and cleaning, winter operations such as snow removal and implementation of programs identified in the 2020 Transportation System Plan. Funds will be restricted to activities […]

February 10th, 2024|Categories: Code Changes, Local Taxes, News, Transportation|

Tree Code Update

Given the interest in the subject of tree preservation in the community, it’s important to know that the Bend City Council gave staff direction last night to organize two community Q&A sessions on the recommendations made by the Tree Regulation Advisory Update Committee.

Read a general overview of the recommendations here or learn more about what has happened so far here.

Dates, locations and other details are TBD at this time. However, the general timeline as it stands now is to have these Q&A sessions in the next few months, to have the recommendations go before the Planning Commission sometime around April and for it to go […]

February 9th, 2024|Categories: Code Changes, Land Use, News|

City of Bend Completes Planning for Stevens Road Tract

After more than two years of public process, the Bend City Council unanimously adopted amendments to the Bend Comprehensive Plan for guiding the master planning of the Stevens Road Tract.

In 2021, the state Legislature passed a unique bill that allows Bend to bring 261 acres of land in southeast Bend into the Urban Growth Boundary called the Stevens Road Tract. This property is east of the TC Energy natural gas pipeline and south of Stevens Road.

In 2022, the City Council approved a concept plan for the Stevens Road Tract, providing the vision for the development of the Tract.  In 2023, the Council approved an amendment of the Bend Urban Growth […]

February 9th, 2024|Categories: Land Use, News|
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