PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BEND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REALIGNMENT PROJECT: AUGUST 27 5:30 PM CITY HALL
Project #: PZ-17-0433
On May 9 and 29, 2018, the SWNA board provided information about the City’s comprehensive plan realignment project. There will be a related public hearing before the Bend Planning Commission on August 27, 2018 from 5:30 to 11 PM at the City Hall Council Chambers.
WHAT IS THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND MAP?
The Comprehensive Plan (the Plan) guides land-use planning and development in Bend. The Plan was recently updated with the community-supported Urban Growth Boundary planning project in late 2016. The Plan includes maps, goals, policies and separate designations for residential, commercial, mixed-use, industrial, surface mining, and public facilities. The Plan describes the types of development expected in these areas. These land-use designations are shown on the Plan map.
All development within the City must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
Zoning districts implement the various Plan designations.
WHAT IS THE ZONING MAP?
The zoning map identifies zoning districts that implement the Plan designations referenced above. The Development Code details what uses are permissible in the different zoning districts. The Development Code allows development that is consistent with the Plan designations.
Generally, the Comprehensive Plan is the blueprint for how the community of Bend will grow. The zoning districts are the tools that ensure development is consistent with the Plan. As an example, the Plan identifies policies for multifamily development. The Plan map identifies where the multifamily projects will be located generally. The zoning districts and the Development Code provide the specific regulations such as allowable heights, parking requirements and other similar items with which specific multi-family development comply.
ACCORDING TO THE CITY, ALIGNING THE ZONING MAP WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP WILL:
SITE PLAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL BUILDING IN NORTHWEST CROSSING
Project #: PZ-18-0491
Proposal: Type II Site Plan Review for a 3,360 square-foot medical building on a 0.27-acre lot in the ME (Mixed Employment) zone district
Contact: Brian Harrington, AICP, Associate Planner; 541-388-5543; firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Comments: August 8, 2018
On May 21, 2018, the Summit West Neighborhood Association posted a City-issued land use notice for a June 4, 2018, public meeting for a multi-story building near a medical office area in Northwest Crossing.
Consistent with the City Development Code, the current project involves a Type II Site Plan Review for the same subject property and related use. The subject property is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of NW Clearwater Drive and NW York Drive (Tax Lot 701; no address is yet assigned). Comments are due by August 8.
Project #: PZ-18-0413
Location: 2777 & 2789 NW Lolo Dr in Northwest Crossing. The two parcels are between Snap Fitness and the self-storage facility on Lolo Dr, across the street from the Summit High School sports fields. They back onto Skyliner Rd and are across from homes in the Reserve at Broken Top.
Proposal: Taylor Development received approval in 2017 to develop two adjacent vacant lots on Lolo Dr with two light industrial buildings and a car wash. The industrial buildings are currently under construction. The developer is applying to change the use of the third building from a car wash to another industrial flex space.
Analysis: The proposed change should result in a less-intensive use of the property, in that there are likely to be fewer vehicle trips and less offsite impact from noise. On the other hand, full-time use as a light industrial space may require more parking; it was difficult to determine from the files on the city’s ePlans site whether additional parking is being proposed or would be required.
Contact: Karen Swenson, Sr Planner, at email@example.com
Deadline for comments: July 19th
Project #: PZ-18-0457
Proposal: The new owner of 1928 SW Troon Ave has applied for a permit to use a 3 bedroom home in a single family zone as a whole-house vacation rental.
Contact: Michelle Patrick, Asst Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for comments: July 19th
REVIEW OF PARKS & REC DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
SWNA board members have examined the draft Comprehensive Plan published by Bend Parks and Recreation Department (BRPD), and this review focuses on the BPRD’s future plans for parks, trails and recreational facilities within Summit West (SWNA) boundaries.
Based on a two-year public engagement process, the BPRD has prioritized 99 projects and has sorted these projects into three categories: high, moderate and low. These projects were derived from the BPRD Capital Improvement Plan and the draft Plan. Evaluation criteria were developed to determine each project’s priority level, as discussed in Chapter 6 of the draft Plan. Associated maps include Map 9, Planned Projects (see page 111); Map 10, Park Search Areas and Improved Crossings to Access Existing Parks (see page 113); and Map 10, Trail Plans (see page 115). These three maps, by planning topic, incorporate a discussion of high, moderate and low priority projects.
The BPRD’s planned projects, park search areas, and trail plans are situated primarily along the western boundary of the SWNA. The following is a summary of planned activities for the above categories.
1) PLANNED PROJECTS:
A: Discovery Park Phase 2 (no. 33, draft Plan)—The BPRD will conduct public outreach to determine what amenities the community would like to see added to Discovery Park. Potential amenities may include a playground, a water feature and infrastructure for events.
B: Sunset View Park (no. 19, draft Plan)—Residents in this neighborhood have previously indicated an interest in outdoor fitness equipment and trail routes for the Park. The scope of the project will be refined prior to the start of the design process.
2) PARK SEARCH AREAS:
The BPRD has identified three search areas, along the western edge of the SWNA and the City’s Urban Growth Boundary, for future parks (the location of the proposed parks within the search areas are approximate and subject to change). These include part of Boyd Park (no. 5), Eagle Park (no. 9), and Foxborough Park (no. 11).
3) TRAIL PLANS:
The BPRD has listed planned trails situated primarily to the west of the SWNA, and these include the Discovery West Trail (no. 16) and the Manzanita Trail (no. 21, extending westerly from Discovery Park to the Shevlin Park trail system). All planned trail alignments are approximate and subject to change.
Overall, the impact of the BPRD’s planned projects on SWNA would be minimal. These changes are consistent with the existing facilities, the framework of the adjacent neighborhoods, and would include follow-up public outreach to provide a platform for modifying planned improvements. Further, it is believed that the improvements would enhance the livability of the affected neighborhoods, reflective of public comments submitted to the BPRD.
In reference to the discussion about Park Search Areas and Trail Plans, the proposed plans anticipate primarily residential growth taking place along the western boundary of the SWNA and within and outside of the City’s Urban Growth Boundary. These plans address this growth, and minimal impacts on SWNA are anticipated within the BPRD’s 10-year planning framework.
On May 9, 2018, the SWNA board provided information about the City’s comprehensive plan realignment project. The board has examined a recently provided City map showing those affected parcels within the SWNA boundaries. The following information assesses the potential effects of the realignment project.
The SWNA will continue to monitor this project and provide pertinent updates.
Specifically, in Summit West, two parcels will be rezoned from RS (single family) to PF (public facilities):
— one is the 40 acres of city property at the top of Overturf Butte, which has two water tanks, a dog park, and a park trail
— the second is Quail Park on Regency, west of Mt. Washington
The other parcel is a surface mine along Shevlin Park Rd, which will be rezoned to single family.
All of these changes are consistent with current uses (the single family to public facilities changes) or will bring the use more in line with surrounding properties (the surface mine to single family change).
Overall, the impact of the planned map alignment project on SWNA is not huge.
The meeting will be June 4 at 4 PM in the Brooks Room of the Deschutes County Library. Please see the notice below for exact land location (no address is yet assigned).
The Bend Park and Recreation District (BPRD) has released its draft Comprehensive Plan. The draft Plan is the result of collecting comments for nearly two years and sets the framework for planning BPRD parks, trails and recreational facilities for the next ten years.
The draft Plan is available for review and comment at the link below. The link will take you to a comment form which is to be used to provide online comments, and any comments are due by Sunday, June 3. The BPRD will be conducting a public meeting about the draft Plan on Wednesday, May 30, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the BPRD office, 799 SW Columbia St.
SWNA board members plan to review the draft Plan and, as appropriate, submit comments to the BPRD and post them on the SWNA website. Its review will primarily focus on those parks, trails and recreational facilities situated within SWNA boundaries and BPRD proposed plans for the future. Board members also plan to attend the above public meeting.
It is recommended that interested parties review the draft Plan and submit any comments independent of SWNA board review.
ADDED NOTE 5/29/18: A review by the SWNA Board is now posted three entries above this one for further review.
Project PZ-18-0318 and 0319 involve a proposal by Brooks Resources to develop property in Northwest Crossing between Mt Washington and York, just north of Lolo. The first project changes the configuration of the lots around a newly-built cul-de-sac called Potts Court, which enters off of York. The second project is the actual site plan and details for the new buildings.
Five flex-space buildings totaling about 52,000 sf are planned, with space for multiple tenants. The designs show 1 1/2-story, low profile buildings in a northwest contemporary style.
To review the plans, go to: http://tinyurl.com/y7njrrza. Written comments must be received or postmarked by May 25, 2018 (see contact details on the notice).
Here is a notice recently received by Summit West regarding a short term rental proposal. Comments are due 5/21.