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What’s Brewing | Bend’s UGB – Moving Forward

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Date: March 14
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 - $20
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Bend Chamber

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1044 NW Bond St.,
Bend, OR 97703 United States

March 14, 2017

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Panelists to Discuss What’s Next for Bend’s Land Supply Priorities in the UGB

Land supply is precious. Historically, competition has plagued it with controversy and conflict, including civil wars. And, while the recent state-approved expansion of housing and employment lands within the City’s urban growth boundary (UGB) may have temporarily relieved Bend from such atrophy, it’s the consensus of what’s next and how it’s prioritized that will be crucial.

Join the discussion “Bend’s UGB: Moving Forward” at the next What’s Brewing forum with panelists:

Brian Rankin, Planning Manager, City of Bend

Kirk Schueler, Pres/CEO Brooks Resources Corp

Paul Dewey, C.O. LandWatch Executive Director

Casey Roats, Mayor, City of Bend and Owner, Roats Water System

Bill Galaway, Chair, SE Bend Neighborhood Assoc.

 

The expansion added 2380 acres of land for housing and employment to be distributed throughout the city of Bend. Moving forward, what does this look like for our community? Consider the following:

Which areas will be the first in the UGB and what role do “Opportunity Areas” play?
• Will private investment be necessary to move forward?
• How will streets, water and sewer influence prioritization of infrastructure?
• What city planning efforts still remain to support development of new expansion areas?
• Will “complete neighborhoods” help reduce vehicle miles traveled (congestion)?
• Are long range planning efforts even being considered to prepare for future expansions?

 

Moderated by:

Jamie Christman, Executive Vice President Community Affairs & Executive Director Leadership Bend, Bend Chamber of Commerce

Brought to you by the Advocacy Council of the Bend Chamber of Commerce.

Get the details here: http://www.bendoregon.gov/government/departments/growth-management

 

 


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  1. Jan Laughlin says:

    I recently have been shopping at Fred Meyer in Bend more than in the past. It occurs to me that the store has more demand in their grocery department than they can handle well. The aisles are always full of people and staff stocking the shelves and produce department. The last two trips I made one of the items on my list from produce was out of stock on the shelf both times!

    Last summer I shopped a few times at the Safeway store on NE 27th St. and was told by the checker that it is the busiest Safeway store in Oregon!

    With the sewer line being extended further into the SE quadrant and the high number of homes currently under construction as well as those planned with the new UGB expansion, I believe we have a need right now for at least one more major grocery store on the SE side of Bend. It should be located such that it creates traffic flow south and east away from the heavy traffic areas of Reed Market and 3rd St.

    Thank you for your consideration.

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