The Department of State Lands (DSL) owned roughly 640 acres east of 27th Street in Bend – an area known as the Stevens Road Tract. Part of the land – 320 acres – was brought into Bend’s UGB area in 2016, making it attractive for development. Moving toward development is a long process with many steps allowing public participation along the way. On December 10, 2019, the State Land Board approved a portion of the land for sale – mainly the portion already within Bend’s UGB. The land was sold in 2020. Now, a master plan is being proposed in 2021. In the meantime, the state legislature approved bringing the other half into Bend’s UGB.
Here’s how you can learn more about the land and be involved going forward.
Master Plan Proposed
Lands Bend Corp, who purchased the portion of the Stevens Road Tract already within the UGB boundary, has submitted a proposed master plan to the Bend Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission will consider the master plan on Monday, July 12 at 6pm.
You may submit public comment/testimony by following the instructions on the meeting agenda
Events & public comment opportunities
Sold for $22 Million
Estimates expect the development impact to be $450 million after build out.
Master Plan Development and Public Comment
January 12, 2021
A pre-application meeting presented the first proposed Master Plan concept. Meeting video below.
Master Plan Review at Planning Commission
July 12, 2021
The proposed master plan will take a step toward becoming official after being considered at the Bend Planning Commission. See meeting details above.
To be determined
While the land is currently inside Bend’s UGB, it is not yet within Bend’s city limits. Annexation must take place first.
Check the News section below for more updates!
Watch the pre-application meeting
A neighborhood meeting is held before the developer submits their plan to the city. This meeting provides the first hint at what will become of the land. At this stage, the plans presented are subject to change.
View sale information
The firm Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by DSL as advisor to the sale – something like a real estate agent for a property this large.