Public Meeting for 315 Apartment Mixed Use at Box Factory – UPDATED

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 commercial retail, with parking, in the Spoken Moto parking area of the Box Factory. These rentals will include in-home day care, pet facilities (including a washing station), rooftop terraces, tiered elevations to avoid a visual “wall” effect, retail businesses on the ground floor, and an outdoor pedestrian mall that will allow bicyclists to continue to ride through the Box Factory. In addition, Killian is committed to working with the City to make some of the rentals affordable.

This development focuses on strong environmental building practices (including possibly a carbon offset) as well as an emphasis on walking and biking due to the location. Killian is committed to helping with a mobility hub for alternative transportation, though the location for a mobility hub is still to be determined. These apartments will include short and long-term bike parking as well as serious efforts to encourage recycling and possibly reducing food waste. All of this combined is new to Bend and “raises the bar” on development – and it’s happening in YOUR Neighborhood Association.

Download the meeting notification here. The planning pre-application web page has additional information and diagrams.

The virtual meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday January 19 at 6:00pm. Here is the meeting link.

You can also participate via telephone by calling 253-215-8782 and use meeting ID 832 9904 8837, however you will need to be on-line to view the visual presentation.

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