With the creation of a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance the Bend City Council invites more direct citizen participation in government. BANA will be selecting a representative and an alternate to serve on the NLA. We are expected to submit their names by June 22.
If you are interested in being BANA's link to the City and helping find solutions to everyday problems, now is the time to step up.
Come with your questions for City Councilor Campbell and learn what the council is facing in the coming months.
Monday, May 14 6 p.m. is the BANA general membership meeting at the Elks Lodge.
Meet your neighbors and hear the latest in happenings.
At its May 2 meeting the Bend City council unanimously approved a new ordinance creating a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance as a formal city committee. The Alliance will be a means of communication between the Council and city government and the 13 Neighborhood Associations recognized by the city.
Neighborhood leaders have worked for months on the language of the charter and how it defines the role of the new committee.
Bend's City Council will discuss the creation of a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance committee at its Wednesday, May 2 meeting at City Hall, 710 NW Wall St. The new committee provide a regular and continuing channel of communications between the City Council and the Neighborhood Associations.
Blackmore Planning and Development Services will host a meeting April 23 at 4 p.m. at the East Fire Station on Hamby Rd. to present the site plan for a 30,000 sq. ft. building at 20949 Cooley in the Juniper Ridge Employment District.
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NEW STUDY SHOWS CAPACITY FOR HOUSING IN BCD
A new study done by GBD Architects shows potential for close to one thousand new housing units with conservative redevelopment in the Bend Central District. As the city faces a serious housing crisis, these new estimates show how catalyzing redevelopment through urban renewal projects in the BCD could add housing options for residents.
Bend Planning commission will conduct a public hearing at 5:30, Monday April 23 on the proposal to amend the Bend Development code and allow residents to add Accessory Dwelling Units, sometimes called "mother-in-law apartments" but not include sidewalks on the property.
A new Fred Meyer store in NE Bend probably won't be a reality until 2020, according to Peter Powell, Powell Development Co., the firm preparing a master plan for the grocery chain and other land owners. Much preparation of the land at Cooley Road and Rt 20 is necessary before Kroger, FM's parent company, will begin construction. That preparation includes construction of a roundabout at Cooley and Rt 20.
Powell said his plan had included a signal at the intersection, but the Oregon Dept. of Transportation requires a roundabout instead. The roundabout, which costs 5 times that of a signal, Powell told BANA members gathered at Monday's meeting, will be funded in part by the City of Bend, the State and his firm. This change in plans results in a 9 month delay.