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Transportation Bond Oversight Committee Recommends 5-Year Project Schedule

Transportation Bond Oversight Committee Recommends 5-Year Project Schedule

The Transportation Bond Oversight Committee presented its 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendation to the Bend City Council during a work session Wednesday. The oversight committee’s role is to advise on the implementation and progress of the $190 million transportation general obligation (GO) bond approved by voters in November 2020.

More than 21 projects are included in the recommendation and will address traffic flow, east-west connections, and neighborhood safety improvement projects citywide. Some key priority projects include the Wilson Avenue Improvement Project, Midtown Pedestrian and Bike Crossings, and Butler Market Road and Boyd Acres Road Improvements.

The 2020 transportation GO bond projects […]

December 4th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|

Stevens Ranch Subdivision Application


The City of Bend recently received an  application for a 253-lot subdivision in the  RS Zoning District of the Stevens Ranch  Master Plan.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that  you or anyone else may give comments in  writing to the city regarding this application.  The last day to mail or email comments is  Thursday, December 16, 2021. Comments  should be sent to the staff reviewer identified  below and must include the project number.

PROJECT NUMBER: PLLD20211070            APPLICANT: Stevens Ranch LLC

LOCATION: 21425 Stevens Road; Tax Lot 200 on Deschutes County Assessor’s  Map 18-12-11.

REQUEST: A land division application for a 253-lot subdivision on 48.8 acres […]

December 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stevens Road Tract Concept Plan Online Open House 

The City has launched an online open house on the Stevens Road Tract Concept Plan website where people can learn more about the project and provide important feedback. The open house will be available through December 15.

The City of Bend’s Growth Management Division has begun the first steps towards development of 261 acres of land on Bend’s east side.  This project is in response to House Bill 3318 recently passed by the Oregon Legislature.

Addressing housing affordability and creating more housing in Bend is a City Council priority. The Stevens Road Tract project offers a unique approach to adding land to the Urban Growth Boundary for affordable and market rate housing.


November 26th, 2021|Categories: Land Use, News|

Santa Express Toy Drive is Coming!

Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express food, clothing and toy drive is coming to the Old Farm District

Santa Express to Collect Food, Clothing, and Toys for Families in Need

After a year off of neighborhood collections, Santa and the Bend Fire Department Santa Express are back spreading holiday cheer! We will be driving through several neighborhoods again this year with our friend Santa collecting food, clothing and toys to support the Salvation Army.

In 2020, The Salvation Army and Santa Express collected thousands of pounds of food plus much needed clothing and toys to help those in need here in Bend. Anything and everything […]

November 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

Core Area Advisory Board Openings

City of Bend Accepting Applications for Core Area Advisory Board

The City of Bend is accepting applications for a new Core Area Advisory Board. Applications can be submitted online and are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1.

Core Area Advisory Board members are volunteers, appointed by the Bend Urban Renewal Agency, to make recommendations on the implementation of the Core Area Tax Increment Finance Plan. The Plan identifies a variety of projects and funding source (tax increment) to invest in the area over the next 30 years as it transforms into an urban, mixed-use area where people can live, work, and play. See the […]

November 15th, 2021|Categories: News|

New Murphy Road Railroad Crossing Bridge – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

City to celebrate the completion of the Murphy Corridor Improvements Project with the opening of the new railroad overcrossing

New bridge provides a key east-west connectivity improvement

The City of Bend invites the media and the community to a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Murphy Corridor Improvements Project and the opening of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) bridge overcrossing on Thursday, November 18.

People are invited to walk, run, roll or bike across the new Murphy Road Bridge before it opens to vehicular traffic! The bridge will open exclusively to cyclists and pedestrians from 1 p.m. […]

November 15th, 2021|Categories: News|
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