Welcome to the
Southern Crossing
Neighborhood Association

We are a volunteer group of neighbors who want to have a positive impact on our neighborhood and the City of Bend.

We welcome your participation!

Opportunity to Work on City-Wide Issues with Other Neighborhoods

The Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) is recruiting for a representative for the Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association.  Along with representatives from the 12 other neighborhood associations, you will meet monthly to discuss areas of common interest and concern. Parking requirements, short term rentals, affordable housing, land use education, and homeless encampments are some of the issues studied in the past. The NLA provides a direct and continuing means for neighborhood association participation and input to the City Council from a neighborhood and community perspective. (See the NLA webpage for more information).

Those interested in applying for the committee should fill out the online City advisory committee application form. The Southern Crossing board will follow up with applicants and provide an appointment recommendation to the Mayor and City Council. The NLA representative also becomes a member of the Southern Crossing board.

Contact hello@bendscna.org for more information. You can also contact Makayla Oliver, City of Bend Community Relations Manager, 541-323-8571, moliver@bendoregon.gov.

Upcoming Events

About Southern Crossing

The Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association (SCNA) was established by the Bend City Council on February 19, 2003, making SCNA the 5th of 13 recognized neighborhood associations.

Our neighborhood boundaries are the Parkway (Hwy 97) and Colorado Avenue east to west and between Arizona and Powers north to south. View detailed maps.

Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association has 882.9 acres (91.4 vacant), 1,891 tax lots, and 452 active business licenses.

Board Meetings

Our board typically meets on the third Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm. See Meetings for details. All are welcome!

About SCNA

One of the 13 official neighborhoods recognized by the City of Bend, Southern Crossing is right in the heart of town, surrounding the Old Mill, and includes many popular spots for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Membership

Anyone living or owning a business within the boundaries of Southern Crossing is considered a member of SCNA. Members improve our neighborhood by volunteering, attending events, and joining the board.

Land Use

Neighborhood Associations are charged by the City of Bend to help educate their neighborhoods about pending land use changes, new developments, and other concerns related to land use in our neighborhood.

Get Involved

YOU can help strengthen Southern Crossing! By volunteering, signing up for our newsletters, following us on Facebook and Twitter you will be kept informed on news and issues important to our neighborhood.

About SCNA

Our neighborhood is one of 13 official neighborhoods recognized by the City of Bend. Surrounding the Old Mill, Southern Crossing is right in the heart of town and encompasses many of the popular areas for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Membership

Anyone living or owning a business within the boundaries of Southern Crossing is considered a member of SCNA. Members improve our neighborhood by volunteering, attending events, and joining the board.

Land Use

Neighborhood Associations are asked by the City of Bend to help educate their neighborhoods about pending land use changes, new developments, and other concerns related to land use in our neighborhood.

Get Involved

YOU can help strengthen Southern Crossing! By volunteering, signing up for our newsletters, following us on Facebook and Twitter you will be kept informed on news and issues important to our neighborhood.

Latest News from Southern Crossing

Bend Park & Rec Wants YOUR Opinion on the River Access Project

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Jan 21, 2023

Bend Park and Recreation (BPRD) is seeking public input on three projects within the Deschutes River Access & Habitat Restoration Plan. These projects are located at McKay Park, Miller’s Landing, and Columbia Park, and include four river access points. BPRD has developed initial concept drawings for each of these locations.…

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SCNA Wants YOUR Opinion on City Council Goals

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Dec 4, 2022

What do you think City Council’s goals should be in 2023-2024? As City Council prepares to set its goals for the next two years, they have asked Neighborhood Associations to provide input. Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association has created this survey to give you an opportunity to share what’s most important…

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2022 City Council and Mayor Candidates Forums

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Oct 4, 2022

Join the City Club of Central Oregon and the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County for these forums with candidates for Bend City Council and Mayor. The Monday October 24th forum will feature candidates for council positions 4 and 5. The Wednesday October 26th forum will feature candidates for…

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Land Use / Development Notices

Update on Development Coming to Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Mar 13, 2023

Southern Crossing is continuing to experience exponential growth. At our October general meeting, we reported that some 1,100+ new residential units were in the various stages of development in our neighborhood. Since then, developers have held public meetings for proposed projects adding another 1,870 units of housing to Southern Crossing.…

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Public Meeting for 275 Unit Residential Development On Mt. Bachelor Drive

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Feb 6, 2023

There will be a public meeting for a proposed development project consisting of two residential buildings with 270 – 275 units in Southern Crossing. The project is located near the intersections of SW Century Drive and SW Mt Bachelor Drive and SW Reed Market Road and SW Mt Bachelor Drive.…

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Public Meeting for 3 Story Office Building In Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Dec 28, 2022

There will be a public meeting for a proposed project consisting of a three-story, approximately 16,000 square foot office building for Mid-Oregon Credit Union. The meeting will present details on the development that will include one building and a drive through along with surface parking and landscaped areas.  The site address…

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How can I get involved?

The SCNA Board is in need of a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance representative, Secretary and General Board Members.
If you are interested in joining the board in this capacity, please let us know.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please email us at hello@bendscna.org!

Some of the things we could use assistance with are:

* Membership Development, Recruiting, Volunteer Outreach *
* Business liaison - establish and build relationships between the neighborhood and the business community within *
* Business discount program for SCNA * Special Event Planning *
* Safety, emergency preparedness, neighborhood response *
* Communications / Canvassing / Tabling Events *

If any of these things appeal to you or if you have an idea of how you'd like to contribute to your neighborhood, please contact us!