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City Hosts Core Area Open House and Presentation

Post Date:06/06/2019 11:17 AM

The City of Bend is hosting two events to update and engage the community on the Core Area Project. There will be a guest speaker event on Thursday, June 13, and an interactive Open House on Saturday, June 15.

The Core Area Project will create a common vision and implementation plan for the heart of Bend, by combining tools, incentives, and programs such as urban renewal. Urban renewal is a financing method to implement City plans and make investments to spur development that would not have otherwise occurred in specific areas.

The guest speaker event, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Helens Hall (469 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701), will feature Mary Hanlon, founder of Hanlon Development, who has extensive experience background in public and private real estate development in Oregon, New York, Maryland and South Carolina. Hanlon will share examples of how other communities have handled urban renewal and answer questions.

The interactive open house will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 15, at the Bend High School Commons (230 6th Street, Bend, OR 97701). It will feature interactive materials and educational information about the City's Core Area Project and the Urban Renewal Advisory Board, which will provide recommendations related to the urban renewal study and plan. Attendees will be able to provide input on the vision for the Core Area and share ideas about potential projects. There is no formal presentation, so attendees may come and go at their convenience. Children are welcome at this family-friendly event. For those who are not able to attend the open house, an online version of the open house will be available between June 15 and July 13 on the project website.

These meetings/event locations are accessible. Sign language interpreter service, assistive listening devices, materials in alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats and CD Formats, or any other accommodations are available upon advance request. Please contact Allison Platt no later than June 11 at or (541) 322-6394; Relay Users Dial 7-1-1, and (541) 385-6676. Providing, at least, 3 days’ notice prior to the event will help ensure availability.

For more information on the Core Area Project, visit

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To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact Joshua Romero at 541-693-2185 or

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