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 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.

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

City Considers Short Term Rental Changes

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 15, 2022

The City of Bend is proposing amendments to Bend Development Code regarding Short Term Rentals (STR). The amendments would increase the separation distance from 250 feet to 500 feet between STR properties in residential zones outside of the Old Mill District for any new STRs. An exemption would also be…

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Open House on Unsanctioned Camping Code

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 15, 2022

The City of Bend is developing municipal code provisions to regulate unsanctioned camping on City rights-of-way and City-owned property, like public streets, sidewalks, and landscape strips in Bend. As part of developing the code, the City will host two informational open houses this month. The purpose of the open houses…

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Home Energy Score Informational Public Open House

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Jul 28, 2022

The City is holding an Open House and question-and-answer session about the proposed Home Energy Score Program on Monday August 1 at 3:00pm. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street. You may also attend virtually with Zoom, please register here. Zoom attendees…

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Land Use / Development Notices

Comment Period for 3-Building Mixed-Use Development Near Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 15, 2022

The application for a 5-lot mixed-use development adjacent to the Box Factory has been revised and is advancing through the planning process. This application includes a proposed 3-building, 3-story mixed-use development, with 12,640 square feet of commercial space and 16 residential units with room for expansion on the vacant lot…

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Survey Results – Deschutes South Canyon Parkland

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 5, 2022

Survey Reveals Strong Support for Deschutes South Canyon as Parkland Several Neighborhood Associations recently conducted the Deschutes South Canyon Use Survey to learn how residents and visitors currently use this area and to get their thoughts on its future. The survey garnered responses from 2,039 people with an overwhelming majority…

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Public Meeting for 9-Unit Townhome Development Near Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Jul 28, 2022

There will be a public meeting for a proposed 9 lot shared court subdivision on the vacant lot at 274 SW Bluff Drive at the intersection of SW Bond Street and SW Bluff Drive. Download the meeting notification here. The planning web page has additional information and diagrams. Plans will…

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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!