HEARING OCTOBER 3 re agreement for city transportation, water and sewer related to the west side transect and city growth proposals
This post contains the Summit West Neighborhood Association review of Application PZ-18-0696 for consideration of a Development Agreement to provide Transportation, Water and Sewer Infrastructure to Support Development of Property on the North West Side of Bend.
The Westside Infrastructure Group, (WIG) made up of four property owners working to develop a set of large parcels on the West side of Bend who are proposing to enter into a development agreement with the City and the Bend/La Pine School district to provide necessary Transportation, Water and Sewer Infrastructure based on impacts of desired development densities within the City’s designated “West Area” and “Shevlin Area” Urban Growth Boundary Areas as well as within the County’s pending West Side Transect Zone.
This proposed agreement will be the subject of a Public Hearing Wednesday October 3, 2018 at the Bend Council Chambers at 7:00 pm, during the regular meeting of the Bend City Council.
The proposed agreement is an attempt by the parties to provide clarity on needed infrastructure improvements and the responsibility for provision of those improvements as the subject properties are developed over a 20-year time frame. The infrastructure needs are based on modeling and transportation impacts analysis at proposed density levels, which anticipate 870-967 new housing units in the West Side and 187 housing units in the County’s proposed Westside Transect Area as well as about 50,000 square feet of retail space and 110,000 square feet of office space.
The agreement relates only to the provision of infrastructure needs. Actual approval of development designs will follow with required Master Plan and Site Plan review requirements of the City and County. The agreement provides for the phased provision of the following transportation improvements:
The Summit West Neighborhood Association Land Use Committee finds that the basis and need for the Development Agreement is sound and useful as it provides a comprehensive look at the infrastructure needs and mitigation measures at the proposed densities for development in this region of Summit West and in areas adjacent that will impact Summit West. It also provides for the orderly provision of these infrastructure improvements.
At this writing, a City staff report was not available on this item and is expected to be posted within 7 days of the hearing, or on or about September 26 th . Detailed information can be found at the City of Bend website: www.bendoregon.gov. Click on ePlans within the Planning Division tab and enter the application number PZ-18-0696.