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: