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.
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.
View the sale information promoted by Cushman & Wakefield at BendMasterPlan.com.
View Cushman & Wakefield’s promotional video:
2007 Master Plan documents
Stevens Road Tract Conceptual Master Plan
DSL – June, 2007
Conceptual Master Plan Fact Sheet
DSL – January, 2008
Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
GeoEngineers for DSL – June, 2007
- Initial Site Assessment Report
Supplemental figures – Supplemental tables
PBS Engineering + Environmental for DSL – August, 2009
GeoEngineers for DSL – June, 2010
Bend Planning Commission to review master plan for Stevens Road property
The Bulletin – July 9, 2021
Bill to bring in 260 acres into Bend’s urban growth boundary back on the table
The Bulletin – March 11, 2021
Bill in Salem would expand Bend’s urban growth boundary
KTVZ – March 9, 2021
State closes $22 million sale of Stevens Road tract in SE Bend for mix of uses
KTVZ – November 30, 2020
Stevens Road Tract in NE Bend to sell for $22 million
Central Oregon Daily – April 27, 2020
Stevens Road Property in Southeast Bend Expected to be Sold for $22 Million
The Bulletin – April 27, 2020
More land from Stevens Road tract could be brought into Bend UGB
The Bulletin – February 22, 2020
State picks advisor for sale of Stevens Road Tract in SE Bend
KTVZ – January 7, 2020
Editorial: Stevens Road sale will benefit Common School Fund
The Bulletin – December 13, 2020
382-acre parcel in southeast Bend closer to housing, other development
The Bulletin – December 10, 2019
Stevens Road property could possibly go up for sale
The Bulletin – October 30, 2019
Future of popular Bend recreation area in doubt
Central Oregon Daily News – October 21, 2019
State plans to sell 640 acres on Bend’s SE outskirts
KTVZ – October 18, 2019
Bend Asks State To Release Stevens Rd Tract
KBND – October 18, 2018
Stevens Road parcel night closure sparks reaction
KTVZ – February 25, 2015
Ground Down: Despite value, urban caves prove hard to protect
Source Weekly – July 8, 2009
Sale announced by State Lands Board
Monday, April 27, 2020
Possible sale decision by State Lands Board
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Public comment period ends
Friday, November 15, 2019 – 5:00pm
DSL website comment form
Please submit comments prior to this date! Be sure to reference transaction number 60753-LS.
- DSL Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – 5:30-7:30pm
Fellowship Hall, Nativity Lutheran Church
60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend, OR 97702
An informational meeting only.