SCNA's Role in Land Use / Development
The City of Bend keeps the Neighborhood Association informed of any significant potential land use activity in our Neighborhood and adjacent Neighborhoods, and the Land Use Committee sends a representative to public meetings associated with development in the neighborhood. We also seek to make sure that you, as neighbors, have an opportunity to know what is happening with land development before you see construction begin.
The City assigns a project number to all land use actions that come before the Planning Department. All paperwork associated with the project is available online, on the City of Bend website. If you choose to write to the City regarding any land use issue, please include the project number to make sure your comments get to the right place.
The links below can be used to find info on current land use activity in the Southern Crossing neighborhood. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, please let us know and we will try to help.
Developers and others that are required by the City of Bend to contact us may write and e-mail
Vice Chair / Land Use Coordinator
Attn: Land Use Chair
PO Box 1332
Bend OR 97709
Want to get involved in your neighborhood?
Land Use Notices, Notice of Events,
Public Hearings, and Public Meetings
Note: To look up the full notification and pertinent documents, go to ePlans on the City website at this link:
Choose the Public Viewer and enter the full PZ number in the Search bar in the upper, right-hand corner (example: PZ-00-0000)
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
At their Monday, July 26, 5:30pm meeting, the Bend Planning Commission will be voting on proposed Bend Development Code changes (download them here) to support higher density housing, taller buildings, and less parking (Bend’s response to Oregon HB2001). There are a lot of myths about these changes, so it’s important to…Read More
The Orchard District Neighborhood Association and the City of Bend are conducting a Community Information Session regarding proposed Bend Development Code changes (download them here) to support higher density housing, taller buildings, and less parking. These changes are Bend’s response to Oregon HB2001. The session will be held online using Zoom…Read More
There will be a public meeting for the proposed construction of a 52 unit apartment building with associated parking. The property is located at 623 SW Mill View Way. Download the meeting notification for more information. Additional information, including diagrams, is available on the planning application web page. The virtual…Read More
On October 4th the land use chairs of Bend's Neighborhood Associations put on a Candidate Forum to hear from the candidates running for Bend City Council on their views about land use and development issues facing our city. Below is a replay of the forum.
For more information about the candidates, please check out the 2020 Bend City Council Candidate Forum (created by the Neighborhood Associations) website at https://bendnalanduseforum.weebly.com.
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