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For more in-depth information, please click on any of the headers as they link directly to the corresponding section in the Bend Development Code.

COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS (CB, CC, CL, CG)

Zone District

Location and Characteristics

Central Business District (CB)

The Central Business District encompasses the historic downtown and central business district that has commercial and/or mixed-use development with a storefront character.

Convenience Commercial District (CC)

The Convenience Commercial District is adjacent and connected to the Residential District(s) it is intended to serve. Convenience Commercial uses are larger in scale and area than neighborhood commercial uses and provide for frequent shopping and service needs of nearby residents. The zone is intended to provide locations for a wide range of small and medium sized businesses and services as a convenience to the neighboring residential areas. New convenience commercial nodes shall develop as commercial centers rather than a commercial strip and be limited in size up to 5 acres.

Limited Commercial District (CL)

The Limited Commercial District provides for a wide range of retail, service, and tourist commercial uses in the community along highways or in new commercial centers.

General Commercial District (CG)

The General Commercial District provides a broad mix of commercial uses that have large site requirements, are oriented to the higher classification roadways and provide services to the entire City and surrounding area.

INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICTS (IG, IL)

Zone District

Location and Characteristics

General Industrial

This zone is intended to provide for the establishment of light and heavier industrial uses essential to the development of a balanced economic base in an industrial environment with a minimum conflict between industrial uses and nonindustrial uses.

Light Industrial

This zone is intended to provide for heavier commercial and light industrial uses with easy access to collector and arterial streets.

MIXED-USE ZONING DISTRICTS (ME, MR, PO, MU, and MN):

Zone District

Location and Characteristics

MIXED-USE ZONING (ME)

The Mixed Employment Zone is intended to provide a broad mix of uses that offer a variety of employment opportunities. Where Mixed Employment Districts occur on the edge of the City, their function is more transitional in nature providing service commercial businesses and supporting residential uses in an aesthetic mixed environment. In this instance, when residential units are provided, the units shall be within easy walking distance to the commercial and employment uses.

Mixed-Use Riverfront District (MR)

The Mixed-Use Riverfront District is intended to implement the Comprehensive Plan policies for the creative redevelopment of mill site properties adjacent to the Deschutes River. It is intended to allow for a mix of uses that:

Provide a variety of employment opportunities and housing types;

Foster pedestrian and other non-motor vehicle activity;

Ensure functionally coordinated, aesthetically pleasing and cohesive site planning and design;

Ensure compatibility of mixed-use development with the surrounding area and minimize off-site impacts associated with the development; and

Encourage access to, and enjoyment of, the Deschutes River.

Professional Office District (PO)

The Professional Office Zone is intended to provide for professional offices in locations near arterial or collector streets and to provide a transition of uses between residential areas and other more intensive zones. Through design standards, the Professional Office Zone is intended to create a mix of high density residential housing, office and service commercial developments that are pedestrian-oriented and provide a positive contribution to the streetscape.

Mixed-Use Urban (MU)

The Mixed-Use Urban Zone is intended to provide opportunities for vibrant mixed-use centers and districts in areas with high-quality connectivity to and within the area. It is intended to allow for a denser level of development of a variety of commercial and residential uses than in surrounding areas with an emphasis on retail and entertainment uses at the street level. It is intended to provide for development that is supportive of transit by encouraging a pedestrian-friendly environment.

Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MN)

The Mixed-Use Neighborhood Zone is intended to provide neighborhood-scaled, pedestrian-oriented mixed-use centers and corridors with a range of residential, retail, service, and office uses that are compatible with adjacent development.

PUBLIC FACILITIES ZONING DISTRICT (PF)

Land Use

PF

Publicly owned buildings such as City Hall, County courthouse, administrative buildings, library, museum, fire station, public safety training facilities, and similar structures, but excluding correctional facilities

P

Public parks, playgrounds, swimming pool, skateboard park, pedestrian/bicycle trails and similar public recreation facilities

P

Publicly owned and operated community meeting halls, lodges, and conference halls open to and used by the general public

P

Public reservoirs, well sites, pump stations, utilities (above ground), and similar utility buildings or structures

P

Institution of higher education

P

Schools

P

Trails, natural areas, open space, future park sites, and similar public or special district-owned lands with no or minimal improvements

P

Accessory uses and buildings customarily used to support a permitted use or an approved conditional use

P

Minor repairs and maintenance to any permitted or conditional use

P

Parking lots and parking areas to serve a permitted or conditional use

P

Public utility maintenance facilities and operation yards with outdoor storage of materials and supplies

C

High schools operated by the Bend-La Pine School District

C

Ball fields, sport complexes, and similar outdoor recreational areas that have night lighting or amplified sound systems

C

Wireless and broadcast communication facilities

See BDC Chapter 3.7

County solid waste disposal sites or solid waste transfer sites

C

Correctional facilities for adults and juveniles including work farms and training centers

C

Park sites with outdoor amphitheater or facilities for community events such as music or theater performances, and similar events

C

*Small hydroelectric facility

P

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Zone District

Location and Characteristics

Urban Area Reserve (UAR)

The Urban Area Reserve District is a holding zone for urban development. The maximum residential density for the district is 1 dwelling unit per 10 gross acres.

Suburban Low Density Residential (SR 2 1/2)

Areas with the Suburban Low Density Residential zoning reflect the existing development patterns and the presence of community water systems located on the perimeter of the City intended for urban redevelopment. The maximum density in the district is 1 unit per 2.5 gross acres.

Low Density Residential (RL)

The Low Density Residential District consists of large urban residential lots that are served with a community water system and DEQ permitted community or municipal sewer systems. The residential density range in this district is 1.1 to 4.0 dwelling units per gross acre.

Standard Density Residential (RS)

The Standard Density Residential District is intended to provide opportunities for a wide variety of residential housing types at the most common residential densities in places where community sewer and water services are available. The residential density range in this district is 4.0 to 7.3 dwelling units per gross acre.

Medium-10 Density Residential (RM-10)

The Medium-10 Density Residential District is intended to provide opportunities for manufactured home park development and a variety of single- and multifamily residential housing types. The density range in this district is 6.0 to 10.0 dwelling units per gross acre.

Medium Density Residential (RM)

The Medium Density Residential District is intended to provide primarily for the development of multifamily residential in areas where sewer and water service are available. The residential density range in the district is 7.3 to 21.7 units per gross acre and shall provide a transitional use area between other Residential Districts and other less restrictive areas.

High Density Residential (RH)

The High Density Residential District is intended to provide land for primarily high density multifamily residential in locations close to shopping and services, transportation and public open space. The density range of the district is 21.7 to 43.0 units per gross acre and shall provide a transitional use area between other Residential Districts and other less restrictive areas.

SPECIAL PLANNED DISTRICTS

Special planned districts describe in more detail the type of development planned for a specific area than is typically found in a Comprehensive Plan, zone map, or public facilities plan. A special planned district may be initiated by the City Council at its own initiative in compliance with BDC Chapter 4.1, Development Review and Procedures, and BDC Chapter 4.6, Land Use District Map and Text Amendments (Type IV process), or at the request of property owners in compliance with BDC Chapter 4.5, Master Planning and Development Alternatives, and BDC Chapter 4.6, Land Use District Map and Text Amendments (Type III process). [Ord. NS-2289, 2017; Ord. NS-2016, 2006]

SURFACE MINING ZONING DISTRICT (SM)

Land Use

SM

Industrial

 

Rock crushing, processing, washing and sizing

P

Extraction of materials including: sand, gravel, rock, cinders, pumice, topsoil, fill material (including select fill) and any other mineral or aggregate material

P

Landfill**

C

Utilities (above ground)

C

Ore smelter***

C

Other related activities using materials found primarily on site, such as concrete batching plants and mineral refining plants

C

Accessory uses and structures

P

Residential

 

One caretaker unit shall be permitted for each development*

Other residential uses are not permitted; however, residences existing prior to August 7, 2006, may continue subject to the standards inBDC Chapter 5.2, Nonconforming Uses and Developments

P

Commercial

 

Sale of products produced on site

P

Miscellaneous Uses

 

*Small hydroelectric facility

P

Wireless and broadcast communication facilities

See BDC Chapter 3.7

URBANIZABLE AREA DISTRICT (UA)

Land Use

UA District

Residential

 

Single-family detached dwelling

P

*Accessory dwelling units (ADUs)

P

*Manufactured homes on individual lots

P

Residential care home (5 or fewer residents)

P

Adult day care

P

Family childcare home (16 or fewer children)

P

*Home occupation (Type I/Type II)

P/C

*Public and Institutional

 

*Utilities (above ground)

C

*Miscellaneous Uses

 

*Bed and breakfast inn

C

** Farm use

P

Farm stand

P

** Agricultural building or equine facility

P

** Forest use in compliance with an approved Forest Management Plan

P

See BDC 2.8.400(D)

*Plant nursery

C

*Small hydroelectric facility

P

Wireless and broadcast communication facilities

See BDC Chapter 3.7

**Expansion, alteration or replacement of a lawfully permitted building and use as of July 21, 2017

P/C

See BDC 2.8.400(C)

*Temporary Uses

See BDC 3.6.400

(*)(**)Accessory uses and structures for uses in BDC Table 2.8.200 and (*)(**) accessory uses and structures for existing lawfully permitted buildings and uses as of July 21, 2017

P

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