City Council Takes Action on the UGB
On September 7th, the City Council deliberated on the UGB proposal and considered a first reading of an ordinance to adopt the Bend Urban Growth Boundary and the accompanying documents.
Staff recommended several changes in response to testimony received at the August 25th Hearing and in written testimony received prior to the record closing on August 29th at 5:00 PM. The recommendations included:
- Removing Floor Area Ratio from the proposal as a means of regulating building mass and scale.
- Amending Policy 11-126 to cap the minimum number of affordable housing units required at 77 units.
- Amending Policy 11-73 to require and potentially add the Townsend Bat located on the DSL property to Bend's Goal 5 Inventory.
A second reading of the ordinance is scheduled for September 21, 2016 during the City Council meeting. After the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners take action on the UGB Amendment on September 26, 2016, City staff will forward the adoption package to the Department of Land Conservation and Development for acknowledgement.
Please note that the adopted changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Development Code will not become effective until they are acknowledged by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.
Adopting Ordinance and Exhibits
Findings – addressing compliance with applicable law
New Bend Comprehensive Plan Chapter 5, Housing
New Bend Comprehensive Plan Chapter 6, Economy
Amended Bend Comprehensive Plan Chapter 7, Transportation
New Bend Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Growth Management
Amendments text of the Preface, and Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10 of the Bend Comprehensive Plan
New Appendix J to the Bend Comprehensive Plan –
Buildable Lands Inventory (2016)
New Appendix K to the Bend Comprehensive Plan –
Housing Needs Analysis (2016)
New Appendix E to the Bend Comprehensive Plan –
Economic Opportunities Analysis (2016)
New Appendix L to the Bend Comprehensive Plan –
Urbanization Report (2016)
New Appendix M to the Bend Comprehensive Plan –
Urban Form Report (2016)
Amendments to Appendix C of the Bend Comprehensive Plan - Transportation System Plan, including the Integrated Land Use and Transportation Plan (2016)
Amended Bend Comprehensive Plan Map, showing UGB Expansion and related comprehensive plan map changes
Amended Bend Zoning Map, showing UGB Expansion and related changes in zoning
Amended text of Chapters 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.3, 3.6, 4.5, and 4.6 of the Bend Development Code.
UGB Remand Project Update
What is the Bend UGB Remand Project?
The Bend UGB Remand Project's results will shape this community's appearance and function for generations. If you are concerned about issues like having land and infrastructure for new businesses and homes, urban expansion, the location of redevelopment, and public infrastructure systems for this growing community, then please get involved and notified of upcoming meeting and events!