Latest News from Southern Crossing

Development Code Changes go to City Council, Public Input Needed

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | August 24, 2021

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 parking requirements. Additionally, one unit…

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ALL Fireworks Banned by City of Bend – EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 1

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | August 21, 2021

Due to ongoing drought conditions and extreme fire risk, the City of Bend has extended the fireworks ban through December 1. This includes the ban on the use of all fireworks – legal or illegal – within the City of Bend through that date. Under the emergency order, use of any fireworks is a class…

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Deschutes River Access and Habitat Restoration Plan

By Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association | August 14, 2021

The Bend Parks & Recreation District has made a plan for recreational access and habitat restoration at parks along the Deschutes River. Projects in Riverbend Park and Farewell Bend Park (including the Cedarwood trailhead) in SCNA are part of the plan. They are looking for public comment on the draft plan. The planning team has…

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