Core Area TIF Background
In 2019 the Bend City Council directed the Bend Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) to establish the Urban Renewal Advisory Board (URAB) to serve as the advisory committee for the Core Area Project (CAP) planning/study process to create a common vision and implementation plan for Bend’s Core Area. The 18-member board, representing a broad cross-section of stakeholders and community members, met between February 2019 and April 2020. The proposed Core Area Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Plan is a result of the URAB’s work, and one of the recommended actions of the CAP Report.
The Core Area TIF Plan includes four of the nine citywide “opportunities areas” that were identified in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan update. These opportunity areas are locations within the City where growth is encouraged, and include the Bend Central District, KorPine, East Downtown, and Inner Highway 20/Greenwood.
The CAP community-driven process had active participation from URAB members, taxing districts, property and business owners, state agency partners, and City officials and staff. In addition to URAB meetings, the process included five “pop-up” outreach events at Bend Core Area businesses, two open houses, an online survey, and discussions with each of the taxing districts. Project staff also provided briefings and work sessions with the Planning Commission, BURA, and City Council.
The Core Area TIF Plan adoption process will include formal comment from the taxing districts through individual meetings with each taxing district, and hearings before the Planning Commission, BURA, City Council, and a public briefing with the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners.
Project Updates - Upcoming Schedule
|Bend Urban Renewal Agency (BURA)||05/20/2020||Bend City Council Meeting Agendas|
|Bend Planning Commission||06/08/2020||Bend Planning Commission Meeting Agendas|
|Bend-La Pine Schools||06/09/2020||Bend-La Pine School Board Meeting Agendas|
|Deschutes Public Library Board||06/10/2020||Deschutes Public Library Board Meeting Agendas|
|Deschutes County Board of Commissioners||06/17/2020||Board of Commissioners Meeting Agendas|