As the City of Bend moves forward with its “Core Area" Planning, we are preparing for the next steps in engaging the community to advocate for a vibrant, healthy, and resilient mixed-use neighborhood through the BCD Initiative
Central Oregon LandWatch received a $100,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust to continue work on the BCD Initiative, which is building broad support for policies and programs that promote the community’s vision for a vibrant, healthy, and resilient mixed-use neighborhood in the Bend Central District.
As people continue to move here, the Bend Central District is our best hope for Central Oregon to grow into a place we want to keep calling home.
The City of Bend is requesting public input as they plan their next Transportation System Plan. The Plan will be the guiding document for transportation in Bend over the next 20 years.
Twenty-seven groups including businesses, neighborhoods, affordable housing and other nonprofits, volunteer technical experts, landowners, and developers sent a letter to the City Council recommending creating an urban renewal area in the Bend Central District and nearby KorPine opportunity site. Read their recommendation letter here.
Upcoming Decision Points
The letter helps set the stage for next Wednesday, March 21st, when the Bend City Council will be discussing where to focus planning efforts to implement the expansion areas and opportunity sites identified by the 2016 Urban Growth Boundary planning process. These next few meetings will be critical decision points for the future of the Bend Central District.
Council Work Session on Feasibility Studies
Wednesday, March 21st 2:30pm - 6:30pm
City Council Chambers, 710 NW Wall Street
*this meeting is informational only and there will be no option for public comment. Stay tuned for public input dates.
Revitalizing the heart of Bend will create capacity for new housing and jobs within the core of the city and improve connections for existing residents.