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!

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 Nextdoor 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 Nextdoor you will be kept informed on news and issues important to our neighborhood.

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), 1,889 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!

Upcoming Events

Latest News from Southern Crossing

Request a Neighborhood Speed Radar

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Apr 15, 2022

The neighborhood speed radar program is five mobile speed radar signs that rotate to different neighborhood streets and serve as an education tool encouraging motorists to drive the speed limit. The radars are placed from May through October at locations selected by the Neighborhood Associations. To request a speed radar,…

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Fire Free Event

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Apr 14, 2022

Deschutes County is once again conducting a Fire Free event this spring. The usual fee at Knott Landfill will be waived so that you may dispose of yard waste for free. This includes grass clippings, brush, plant prunings, pine needles, pine cones, weeds, trimmings, and branches, stumps or trees no…

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2021 General Membership Meeting Followup Information

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Nov 22, 2021

Thanks to all of our guest speakers, and to all who attended the meeting! Here is some followup information and useful links. Links mentioned during the meeting: SCNA email list signup City committees application City water system master plan Core Area/SCNA Development Update presentation download SCNA Land Use presentation download…

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Land Use / Development Notices

Help Guide the Future of Deschutes River South Canyon

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | May 19, 2022

Bend risks losing the largest open green space remaining by the Deschutes River – the Deschutes South Canyon. Several Neighborhood Associations including Southern Crossing NA, Southwest Bend NA and Century West NA have teamed up on a survey to learn how Bend residents use this 100+ acre wildlife corridor and…

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Public Hearings to Allow Land Subdivision of 2/3/4-Plex Developments

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | May 6, 2022

Amendments have been proposed to the Bend Development Code (BDC) in response to Senate Bill 458 which was passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2021. (These changes are a follow-up to significant Code changes passed by City Council last fall, supporting higher housing density and reduced requirements.) The new law…

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Bend Shelter Code Amendments Public Hearing

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Apr 21, 2022

The Bend City Council will hold a single public hearing on amendments to the Bend Comprehensive Plan and Bend Development Code for three permanent shelter types (Group, Multi-Room, and Outdoor) and two temporary shelter types (Temporary and Hardship Housing). This will be a hybrid hearing, taking place on Wednesday May…

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What kind of city do I want in 20 years? A city that embraces all the values underpinning why we love it here now: The natural outdoors, friendliness, clean air, an acceptance of each other, and a pretty good lifestyle overall.  ~ Mayor Sally Russell

How can I get involved?

The SCNA Board is in need of a Secretary!
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!