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Bend Planning Commission Openings

Bend Planning Commission Openings

The City of Bend is seeking applicants to fill two openings on the Bend Planning Commission.

Planning Commission members are appointed by the City Council for four-year terms to review and make recommendations regarding land use matters subject to the processes of State law and City code. Consideration will be given to include people who represent various geographical parts of the city and have familiarity with land use and development within Bend.

  • Position 7 is for the remainder of a four-year term that began February 2019 and ends December 2022.  This position is eligible for a four-year reappointment beginning in 2023.
  • Position 3 is for a new four-year […]
November 8th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|

Proposed Housing Development on Ferguson Near 27th

At the next Old Farm District Neighborhood Association Zoom meeting on Monday November 8th (6:00 PM), a developer representative will share their site plan for a proposed housing development of multi-family and townhomes at the Eastern end of Ferguson.  The project is in the pre-planning phase of development and has not yet submitted an application to the city.

November 4th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, Meetings, News|

Outdoor Homeless Shelters – City Takes Next Steps

City of Bend takes next step to develop outdoor shelters for unhoused community members

At their meeting tonight (Nov 3rd, 2021), City Councilors supported a scope of work to design and operate outdoor shelters (also referred to as “managed camps”) that are intended to provide safe places for people to reside and services to assist residents with transitioning to permanent housing. The scope of work will be part of a formal request for proposals for service providers interested in operating outdoor shelters in Bend. The request for proposals is expected to be released in mid-November.

We have community members who need a safe place to call home,” said Bend City Councilor Megan […]

November 4th, 2021|Categories: Houselessness, Land Use, News|

Proposed Housing Development at Brosterhous and 3rd- Public Comment Ends Nov 12

PLLD20210582 is an application to subdivide a 1.87 acre lot zoned RM into 10 lots. The lot is on the east side of the canal as it passes under the bridge at 3rd and Brosterhous. Access will be almost directly across from Parrell. The developer proposes 10 duplexes, triplexes, and 4-plexes and one single-family residence, for a total of 28 living units. All the trees will be cut down.

The developer wants to put in a private road to service the 10 units. Unlike public streets, private streets are not required to have planter strips, so there will be 5’ sidewalks on both sides of the private street, with no trees. […]

November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|

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 in attendance.  Here is a link to the recording of the meeting if you wish to review it:

Password:  juF3r5=3

They gave a slide presentation of the proposed design which consisted of a gas station and convenience store (Phase 1), a brew pub (Phase 1A), a food truck lot (Phase 2), four “work/resident” buildings (business […]

October 21st, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|

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 more information.  The time to provide public input is NOW.


I wanted to follow up on our brief conversation from last week about the Department of Land Conservation and Development’s (DLCD) Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rulemaking process that is currently underway.  There were a number of members of the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) and members […]

October 19th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|
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