Brooks Resources held a required pre-application public meeting on Jan. 20th prior to pursuing site plan approval for Phases 4 through 9 of their 14-phase Discovery West development.
Discovery West will be the largest project in SWNA this decade. The land was annexed into the City last year and is expected to add about 650 homes. It is located between NorthWest Crossing and the Tree Farm, just west and north of Miller Elementary School and Pacific Crest Middle School.
See the map below for the location of the phases. The tentative timeline for the beginning of the next phases is as follows:
While most of the homes will be single-family detached, the plans for Phase 4 include up to 60 smaller mews homes, cottages, and live/work townhomes around a public plaza. Phase 5 will include about 134 apartments near Skyliners Road and Crosby Drive, across from the schools and just north of a commercial area along Skyliners Road.
Discovery Park will be extended along the trail that now goes under Skyline Ranch Road into Phases 5 and 14. The park will have paths and trails, including some designed to make it easy for kids to walk or bike to the three nearby schools.
The traffic mitigation required for the full build-out of Discover West includes two new roundabouts along Skyline Ranch Road, one at Shevlin Park Drive and the other at Skyliners Road. The latter is expected to be built in about 2024, when Phases 8 and 9 are underway, as that is when the development will reach 50% buildout, triggering the need to complete these improvements.
No major concerns were raised during the Zoom meeting, which was attended by about a dozen people, including representatives of the Summit West Neighborhood Association board. Rentals will be limited to 30 days or more, so short-term vacation rentals will not be allowed. The apartments can be up to 45’ in height, though they have not yet been designed. The number of parking spaces for the apartments will comply with city code.
The Planning Commission will hold a hearing during its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 8th, beginning at 5:30 pm on a proposal to create a way for master-planned developments of more than 20 acres to submit a sign plan that deviates from the normal code requirements.
The new code was prompted by a request from Pahlisch Homes in regards to their Petrosa community in northeast Bend, adjacent to Pine Nursery Park.
As part of the master plan, Pahlisch wants to install several freestanding and gateway signs throughout the community which would require deviations from the current Sign Code to allow the number and size of their proposed signs. The current code doesn’t have a process to allow such deviations. The proposed amendments will create a process that would allow an applicant to propose a Master Sign Plan for signage on a development site specifying the size, type, illumination, height, design, location and number of signs for the new development or the redevelopment of a site.
See the notice below for details about how to attend the virtual hearing or submit written comments. To review the proposed code changes, see the attached staff memo below or click here to go to the project page on the City's web site.
A hearing will be held during the regular meeting of the City Council beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd regarding amendments to the code for the Juniper Ridge Special Planned District. Click the second note in the right margin on this page for instructions on viewing or participating in the City's virtual meetings.
The changes primarily modify the employment overlay zone to allow additional commercial and small professional and personal service businesses. See the attached memo for the actual amendments to the development code.
On a separate topic, the proposed code changes also identify a list of streets and intersections “not identified for lane expansion” that used to reside in the previous Transportation System Plan:
West Central City:
The developers of Discovery West will hold a required pre-application meeting with residents of Summit West to present plans for Phases 4–9. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 5:30 pm.
Discovery West is likely to be the largest project in SWNA this decade. The land was annexed into the City last year and is expected to add about 650 homes. It is located between NorthWest Crossing and the Tree Farm, just west and north of Miller Elementary School and Pacific Crest Middle School.
To participate in the meeting, click the button below or launch the Zoom app and enter Webinar ID: 811 0010 7636; Passcode: 190634. See the attached notice for contact information.