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 to begin in January 2023. 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.
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.
Latest News from Southern Crossing
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Land Use / Development Notices
There will be a public meeting for one of the most significant new developments in Southern Crossing – the Timber Yards Major Community Master Plan. The proposed development on about 33 acres zoned Mixed-Use Urban is located at 175 SW Industrial Way (East and North of SW Bond Street, adjacent to the Box Factory…Read More
There will be a public meeting for a proposed development project consisting of a mixed-use building that will include ground floor commercial space including a restaurant, a covered parking garage, apartments and short term rentals. The project is located at 325 SW Cyber Drive, between SW Simpson Avenue and SW Emkay Drive. Download…Read More
As recently reported, COID had submitted a series of five Type II Property Line Adjustment (PLA) applications to the City in order to reconfigure the parcels in the Deschutes South Canyon that it proposes selling to a developer. The City received a record breaking number of public comments – 338 in…Read More