The Planning Commission will hold a hearing at its regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, August 24th regarding two code update packages. The hearings will be held via a virtual meeting platform.
For more information about how to submit written comments, see the attached notices.
To listen to or participate in the meeting, click here. Then scroll down to "Upcoming Events" and click on the "Agenda" for Aug. 24th. (Agendas are generally posted during the preceding week.) Details will be at the top of the agenda.
The draft code update documents are attached below, following each of the notices.
Among many code changes, the first package conforms Bend's development code to a new state law requiring that cities allow duplexes and triplexes in all residential zones where single family homes are allowed. They will now be permitted on 4,000 s.f. lots in RS zones. (A later update will address fourplexes, which the state also now requires.)
The major addition to the code is a new Chapter 3.8, called Development Alternatives, which begins on page 33. It addresses the following types of housing:
The City Council will hold the next public hearing leading to adoption of the new Transportation System Plan on Wednesday, August 19th using an online platform. For more details on participating in the meeting or submitting written comments, see the attached notice.
Links to additional information about the plan are in the previous post (scroll down).
A public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission as the first step toward adoption of the City's new Transportation System Plan. The hearing will be conducted over two evenings, beginning at 5:30 pm on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th using an online platform. For more details on participating in the meeting or submitting written comments, see the attached notice.
For more information on the public hearings, see: Transportation Plan Website
For a 15-minute recorded overview of the Transportation Plan, please go here: Bend's New Transportation Plan Presentation (Video)
For a PowerPoint overview of the Transportation Plan, please click here: Overview of Bend’s New Transportation Plan (Summary Presentation)
To review the draft Transportation Plan, please go here: Draft Transportation Plan
Written comments can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Bend Property Company previously received approval for a 3-building mixed use development on the northwest corner of the roundabout at Mt. Washington Dr. & Crossing Dr. The project is under construction at this time.
The developers are asking to remove the planned stacked-parking system within the 33-unit multifamily residential building. They also want to eliminate 22 parking spaces, reducing the approved 129 spaces to 107.
In addition, they want to remove a vegetated cover over part of a surface parking lot, and decrease the site landscaping from the required minimum of 15% to 11.4%.
Written comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, July 22, 2020. See the attached notice for contact details and other information.