The Planning Division provides a wide variety of current and long-range planning services for the community. The Planning Division is managed by Colin Stephens and has ten professional staff to assist you and the community. Please see our staff directory for more information.
- Our services typically involve meeting with applicants and the community, providing public notice of upcoming projects, coordinating and resolving public and agency comments, reviewing projects according to the State's and City's laws, rules, and codes, and making this process open to the public.
- We provide guidance and permitting for development projects such as site plans, land divisions, changes of use, historic preservation, and more.
- We also provide long-range planning services involving working with citizens and governing bodies to plan for and manage Bend's growth.
- Please review the Planning Process Flowcharts for assistance with developing your project. Table 1.2.100 in the Development Code (see link below) can help you determine the type of project you have.
Our services involve applying the following laws, codes, and specifications to projects involving current development proposals and managing long-range growth for the City of Bend.
|Laws, Rules, Codes||Brief Description|
|Policies, rules, and laws applying to all of Oregon's jurisdictions|
|Comprehensive Plan||Policies guiding growth and development in Bend|
|Development Code||Specific rules guiding development in Bend that implement the General Plan|
|Historic Preservation Codes and Regulations||Special development standards for historic structures and historic districts|
|Other Codes in Code Library||Building codes, engineering specifications, and other standards apply to development|
We work on many different projects and have information available to assist your research of current and past planning projects. Please click on the subjects or resources below of interest to you.
|Current Planning Applications (reports)|
|Bend Central Area Plan|
|Bend Central District Multimodal Mixed-Use Area|
|Bend Development Code Update(s):
Pending Code Update(s)
|ePlans Public Viewer Access|
|Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)|
|General Plan Map|
|Map Library: Flood Plain, General Plan, Transportation System Plan, Sign District, Subdivision, and other useful maps|
|Murphy Crossing Refinement Area|
|On-line Planning Application Tracking|
|Planning Recommendations and Decisions: Administrative, Hearings Officer, Planning Commission, and Landmarks Commission|
|Planning Services Applications and Fees|
|Planning Staff Reports (coming soon)|
|Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Expansion and Remand Task Force (RTF)|
We also serve various governing bodies such as the City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Landmarks Commission, and advisory committees.
|Governing Body, Commission, or Committee|
|Landmarks Commission (Historic)|
|Bend Planning Commission|