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)
Amendments have been proposed to the Bend Development Code (BDC) in response to Senate Bill 458 which was passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2021. (These changes are a follow-up to significant Code changes passed by City Council last fall, supporting higher housing density and reduced requirements.) The new law…Read More
The Bend City Council will hold a single public hearing on amendments to the Bend Comprehensive Plan and Bend Development Code for three permanent shelter types (Group, Multi-Room, and Outdoor) and two temporary shelter types (Temporary and Hardship Housing). This will be a hybrid hearing, taking place on Wednesday May…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
Two town hall meetings are being hosted by several Neighborhood Associations and a group of Bend residents. The objectives of these meetings are to educate Bend residents on the proposed shelter code amendments (information here), describe programs that successfully serve the houseless, discuss with the panel their expectations related to…Read More
There will be a public meeting for a proposed 8 unit residential apartment building on the vacant lot located at the corner of SW Upper Terrace Drive and SW Bond Street in the Old Mill District. Download the meeting notification here. The planning pre-application web page has additional information and…Read More
There will be a public meeting for a large mixed-use development proposal in Southern Crossing – but this one is not just the “same old, same old”. The owners of the Box Factory, Killian Pacific from Portland, plan to build about 315 environmentally focused apartments and 12,000 square feet of…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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