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 4-6 pm, locations vary. See Meetings for details. All are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Latest News from Southern Crossing

ALL Fireworks Banned by City of Bend – EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 1

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 21, 2021

Due to ongoing drought conditions and extreme fire risk, the City of Bend has extended the fireworks ban through December 1. This includes the ban on the use of all fireworks – legal or illegal – within the City of Bend through that date. Under the emergency order, use of…

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Deschutes River Access and Habitat Restoration Plan

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 14, 2021

The Bend Parks & Recreation District has made a plan for recreational access and habitat restoration at parks along the Deschutes River. Projects in Riverbend Park and Farewell Bend Park (including the Cedarwood trailhead) in SCNA are part of the plan. They are looking for public comment on the draft…

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Open House for Water Systems Master Plan

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Jul 15, 2021

The City wants to hear what’s most important to you as they plan for a reliable water future for our growing community. Visit the online open house for the City of Bend’s Integrated Water System Master Plan to stay informed, give feedback, and participate in planning for Bend’s water future.…

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Land Use / Development Notices

Public Meeting for 3 Mixed Use Commercial / Residential Buildings

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Sep 7, 2021

There will be a public meeting for the proposed construction of three 3-story mixed use buildings with associated parking. Commercial is on the ground floors, with 21 residential units above. The pre-application plans indicate the 21 residential units will be short term rentals. The property is located at 325 NW…

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Development Code Changes go to City Council, Public Input Needed

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 24, 2021

The Bend Planning Commission met on July 26 to vote on recommendations to City Council regarding Development Code changes to support HB2001. While HB2001 requires allowing duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes on any single family lot, the draft changes go beyond those requirements, such as allowing increased building height and reducing…

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Public Meeting for 16 Lot Subdivision

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 14, 2021

There will be a public meeting for a proposed 16 lot single family subdivision of a 1.54 acre parcel zoned RM. The property is located at 1285 SW Silver Lake Blvd. Download the subdivision plan here. Additional information is available on the planning application web page. The virtual meeting will…

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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!