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.
Latest News from Southern Crossing
Due to ongoing drought and high risk for fire, last year the Bend City Council permanently banned both the sale and use of fireworks within the city. This includes even fireworks deemed as legal by the state of Oregon. Violations are subject to a $750 fine and anyone whose fireworks…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
Land Use / Development Notices
Public Meeting for 3-Building Mixed-Use Development with 34 Residential Units Near Old Mill District
There will be a public meeting for a proposed 3-building, 3-story mixed-use development, including 12,640 square feet of commercial space and 34 residential units on the vacant lot at 325 SW Arizona Avenue across from Market of Choice. This is an extension of a proposal made last year. Download the…Read More
There will be a public meeting for a proposed 18 unit townhouse apartment development on the vacant lot at 623 SW Mill View Way in the Old Mill District. Download the meeting notification here. Detailed plans will be available at the meeting. The virtual meeting will be held via Zoom…Read More
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…Read More
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