Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the Week of June 8 - 14
6/5/2020 12:21:56 PM
15th Street Detour Starts for Septic to Sewer Project
To build the Desert Woods and Neighborhood Extension Project, the first construction phase of the City’s Septic to Sewer Conversion Program, the City will close southbound traffic on 15th Street between Reed Market Road and King Hezekiah Way from approximately June 10 through November.
6/4/2020 12:23:43 PM
Statement by the Bend City Council – June 3, 2020
As elected leaders of the City of Bend, we are heartbroken and angry by the senseless killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minnesota.
6/3/2020 7:40:54 PM
The goal of this plan is to encourage the development of a complete community (a place where people can live, work, shop and play) in the southeast area of Bend.
Through this process, the City will work with property owners, area residents, and other stakeholders to determine:
- Land use planning designations and final zoning
- The location of necessary infrastructure (sewer, water, and transportation)
- The type and general location of parks, schools, open space, and other public amenities
- Funding strategies and implementation measures to ensure successful development of a complete community within the area
The Southeast Area was identified in the 2016 Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Expansion as the “Elbow Expansion Area”. This area contains approximately 479 acres outside of City limits and within the UGB. It consists of 446 developable acres divided into 31 parcels that are owned by 27 property owners.
Where is the Southeast Expansion Area?
The Southeast “Elbow” area is located at the southeast edge of the current Bend City limits. It is bordered by Knott Road to the south, SE 27th Street to the east. It is bordered by the current City limits to the north and west. It includes High Desert Park and High Desert Middle School. Use the link below to explore an interactive map of the project area. You may also view a larger version of the Southeast Area Plan Location Map located in the Documents section below.
What is an Area Plan?
An Area Plan is a plan adopted by the City Council for a specific geographic area. This includes certain designated UGB expansion areas and opportunity areas as defined in the Bend Comprehensive Plan. An Area Plan implements the applicable goals and policies of the Bend Comprehensive Plan and coordinates development. It also provides flexibility to tailor land use regulations. Additionally, it provides transportation and infrastructure plans to serve the land uses within the plan area.
Why do we need to do an Area Plan?
The City of Bend is required by state law to establish and maintain an UGB. The UGB must accommodate the City’s forecasted population for the next 20 years. The UGB also contains the City’s urban land supply. Urban lands are intended for new homes, parks, schools, employment centers, and other needs of a growing city.
In 2016, the City of Bend expanded the Urban Growth Boundary to accommodate the population forecast of 115,063 residents by 2028. Through this process, the City identified 10 “Expansion Areas” totaling 2,380 acres to include inside the UGB. The Southeast Area was one of those identified expansion areas.
Now that the Southeast Area is inside the UGB, the final planning for land use and infrastructure can be completed. This area provides the capacity for development of 820 housing units and 2,274 jobs, all necessary to serve forecasted growth.
When will the Southeast Area Plan start and when will it be completed?
Work on the plan will begin in September 2018 and is expected to be completed in December 2019.
This project is being coordinated with the Bend Transportation System Plan (TSP).
SOUTHEAST AREA PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SEAPAC)
The Southeast Area Plan Advisory Committee (SEAPAC) will provide a forum for community input on the development of the Southeast Expansion Area Plan, provide feedback to the project team on project progress and the products developed for City Council adoption, and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council.
The City recruited individuals who represent the following interests to serve on the committee:
- Owners of property within the Southeast Expansion Area a.k.a “the Elbow”
- The Old Farm District Neighborhood Association
- The Southeast Bend Neighborhood Association
- An owner of property outside the UGB, but adjacent to the Southeast Expansion Area
- The Boundary and Growth Scenarios Technical Advisory Committee, who advised the City on the 2016 UGB work
- An economic development perspective, given the amount of land designated for employment in the Southeast Expansion Area
Visit the Bend Citizen Committees page for more information.
MEETING SCHEDULE AND MATERIALS
The next SEAPAC meeting will be held Thursday, June 4 at 5:30pm
Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be held via a virtual meeting platform (WebEx) to ensure physical distancing and safety for our community. Details of how to access the meeting are provided in the below table.
Note: Only written comments are being accepted at this time. Comments may be submitted by email to Damian Syrnyk at email@example.com by 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. All comments received by that deadline will be provided to SEAPAC and summarized at the meeting. Comments received after that time will be provided to the committee at the following meeting.
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|6/4/2020||SEAPAC Meeting #8||
The public can join the meeting via WebEx: WebEx Virtual Meeting Access or by telephone by calling: 1-855-282-6330 and entering the following Access Code at the prompt: 963 841 302.
See above for submitting public comments.
|5:30pm - 8:00pm||Remote|
|12/3/2019||SEAPAC Meeting #7||Meeting Materials; Presentation; Atwell Materials||5:15pm - 8:15pm||Bend-La Pine School District Education Center, 520 NW Wall Street, Room 314, Bend|
|09/26/2019||SEAPAC Meeting #6||Meeting Materials; Presentation; Bikeway Design Guide 2019 - Draft; Atwell Materials - Retail Market Analysis; Atwell Materials - High Desert Park Circle||5:15pm - 7:45pm||Bend-La Pine School District Education Center, 520 NW Wall Street, Room 314, Bend|
|07/11/2019||Southeast Area Plan Open House||Planning and Zoning 101; Open House Project Boards 1; Open House Project Boards 2; Open House Project Boards 3; Open House Project Boards 4; Open House Project Boards 5; Open House Project Boards 6; Open House Project Boards 7; Cahoon Public Comment||6:30 pm - 8:30pm||Bend Municipal Court, 555 NE 15th Street, Bend|
|06/06/2019||SEAPAC Meeting #5||Meeting Materials; Atwell Materials; Powell Public Comment; Presentation||5:15pm - 7:45pm||Bend-La Pine School District Education Center, 520 NW Wall Street, Room 314, Bend|
|05/02/2019||SEAPAC Meeting #4||Meeting Materials; Presentation||5:15pm - 7:45pm||Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend|
|03/21/2019||Southeast Area Plan Workshop #1||
Workshop Summary; Workshop Project Boards, 1 of 5; Workshop Project Boards, 2 of 5; Workshop Project Boards; 3 of 5; Workshop Project Boards, 4 of 5; Workshop Project Boards, 5 of 5; Workshop Comment Boards
|6:00pm - 8:00pm||Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend|
|02/21/2019||SEAPAC Meeting #3||5:15pm - 7:45pm||Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend|
|01/17/2019||SEAPAC Meeting #2||5:15pm - 7:45pm||Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend|
SEAPAC Meeting #1
|Meeting Materials; Presentation: Project Overview; Presentation: What's An Area Plan?; City of Bend Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 11; Project Location Map; Project Location Aerial Map||
5:15pm - 7:45pm
|Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend|
|12/05/2018||City Council - Appointment of Southeast Area Plan Advisory Committee members||Committee Roster||7:00pm||City Hall- Council Chambers|
|09/18/2018||City Council - Resolution to appoint temporary Southeast Area Plan Advisory Committee||Agenda||7:00pm||City Hall- Council Chambers|
|09/05/2018||City Council - Approve Contract Amendment||7:00pm||City Hall- Council Chambers|
- Southeast Area Plan Advisory Committee Roster
- Resolution to form SEAPAC- Approved July 19, 2018
- Bend Urban Growth Boundary Implementation: Return on Investment Analysis and Next Steps (Adopted April 26, 2018)
- September 19, 2018 City Council Agenda- SEAPAC Resolution
- Southeast Area Plan Scope of Work
- Southeast Area Plan Location Map
- Southeast Area Plan Map- Comprehensive Plan Designation Key
- City of Bend Comprehensive Plan