Affordable Housing

Announcing our initiative to encourage mixed-use development in Bend’s Central District

Announcing our initiative to encourage mixed-use development in Bend’s Central District

We are following up on our successful in the Bend Urban Growth Boundary planning process by advocating for the “BCD Initiative” to implement a key component of that Plan. The BCD Initiative will be featured at City Club of Central Oregon’s forum, “Bend’s Central District: What Will Future Urban Density Look Like in the Center of Our City?” on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

Finding the balance between protecting neighborhoods and managing growth

Central Oregon LandWatch recognizes the urgent need to increase housing choices for people across the income spectrum. We also believe that existing Bend residents should be considered in the planning process as much as developers and potential new residents.
 

LandWatch Statement on Increasing Density Sensitively

A recent editorial in The Bulletin addressed a LandWatch letter to Bend2030 regarding the Collaborative Housing Workgroup. Our letter praised Bend2030’s goals of increasing the supply of middle market housing in Bend. We also suggested a few changes to the proposed policy tools so that they would not tip the balance that was struck to protect neighborhoods during the multi-year, city-wide Urban Growth Boundary planning process.. Please find the letter available here.