Land Use / Development

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
Roberta Silverman

​Mailing address:
Southern Crossing
Neighborhood Association
Attn: Land Use Chair
PO Box 1332
Bend OR 97709

Land Use Notices, Notice of Events,
Public Hearings, and Public Meetings

Comment Period for 18-Unit Residential Development In Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Oct 12, 2022

The application for an 18-unit residential development consisting of three 3-story townhouse buildings in the Old Mill District has been submitted to the City of Bend. The property located at 623 SW Mill View Way is zoned Mixed Use Riverfront (MR) and is currently vacant. This application, plans, drawings, and…

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Public Meeting for Three New Commercial Buildings In The Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Oct 12, 2022

There will be a public meeting for a proposed development project consisting of three commercial buildings with 31,000 square feet of retail and residential (nine units) space in the Old Mill District. The project is located on three tax lots located south of the intersection of SW Mill A Drive…

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Update on Deschutes South Canyon

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Oct 4, 2022

The three Neighborhood Associations that border the Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) property have released an update on the potential sale of that land. This update addresses several Property Line Adjustment (PLA) applications submitted to the City of Bend Planning Department. Read about that and more here.

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Comment Period for 3-Building Mixed-Use Development Near Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 15, 2022

The application for a 5-lot mixed-use development adjacent to the Box Factory has been revised and is advancing through the planning process. This application includes a proposed 3-building, 3-story mixed-use development, with 12,640 square feet of commercial space and 16 residential units with room for expansion on the vacant lot…

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Survey Results – Deschutes South Canyon Parkland

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Aug 5, 2022

Survey Reveals Strong Support for Deschutes South Canyon as Parkland Several Neighborhood Associations recently conducted the Deschutes South Canyon Use Survey to learn how residents and visitors currently use this area and to get their thoughts on its future. The survey garnered responses from 2,039 people with an overwhelming majority…

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Public Meeting for 9-Unit Townhome Development Near Old Mill District

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | Jul 28, 2022

There will be a public meeting for a proposed 9 lot shared court subdivision on the vacant lot at 274 SW Bluff Drive at the intersection of SW Bond Street and SW Bluff Drive. Download the meeting notification here. The planning web page has additional information and diagrams. Plans will…

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Land Use Tools

City of Bend ePlans

This is the City's website page for land use tracking. Scroll down and select "ePlans(public viewer) under Online Services. Enter a project number in the Search line. The project number should be in the format PZ-xx-xxxx and it is case sensitive.

DIAL Map - Deschutes County

If you have questions about zoning or property boundaries, this interactive map from Deschutes County may help.

Bend Land Information System (BLIS) Map

This new mapping tool was released to Council in July and is now available to the general public. The BLIS allows users to explore the development status of residential lands across the UGB, as well as the location, type and number of residential dwelling units.

Bend Land Information System