Latest News from Southern Crossing

Public Hearings to Allow Land Subdivision of 2/3/4-Plex Developments

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | May 6, 2022

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 requires cities to allow lots…

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Bend Shelter Code Amendments Public Hearing

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | April 21, 2022

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 4 at 7pm. You can…

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Help Guide the Future of Deschutes River South Canyon

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | April 18, 2022

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 their interest in preserving it…

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