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!

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.

Contact hello@bendscna.org for more information. You can also contact Makayla Oliver, City of Bend Community Relations Manager, 541-323-8571, moliver@bendoregon.gov.

Upcoming Events

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.

Board Meetings

Our board typically meets on the third Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm. See Meetings for details. All are welcome!

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.

Latest News from Southern Crossing

SCNA Wants YOUR Opinion on City Council Goals

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Dec 4, 2022

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…

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2022 City Council and Mayor Candidates Forums

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Oct 4, 2022

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…

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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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Land Use / Development Notices

Public Meeting for Major 33 Acre Community Master Plan Near Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Nov 30, 2022

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…

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Public Meeting for Mixed Use Development with Apartments and Short Term Rentals

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Nov 11, 2022

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…

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COID Property Line Adjustment Update

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Nov 11, 2022

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…

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How can I get involved?

The SCNA Board is in need of a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance representative, Secretary and General Board Members.
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!