This forum will highlight how Bend is growing and potential future growth impacts, focusing on urban density and livability in the Bend Central District, the key area expected to take on a more urban feel over time. How can we shape urbanization and new development to improve and enhance the “Bend Feel,” maintaining our city’s overall livability and character?
Bend’s population is predicted to expand by 35,000 people over the next 12 years and, according to City pans, the growth will increase densities in selected areas of the city, including new multifamily housing, commercial development, increased transit use and related changes. This forum will highlight how Bend is growing and potential future growth impacts, focusing on urban density and livability in the Bend Central District, the key area expected to take on a more urban feel over time.
The Bend Central District covers an area of roughly 206 acres, bounded by Bend Parkway to the west, NE Revere Avenue to the North, NE 4th Street to the east and the rail line to the south. It includes designated State routes, some of the region’s most heavily used intersections and a wide variety of bluishness and automobile-oriented commercial uses, as well as the evolving Makers District.
This area is already planned for increasing urban densities, is beginning to see pedestrian and bicycle-oriented improvements and is the subject of ongoing studies and public interest regarding its future development.
- Brian Rankin, City of Bend
- Moey Newbold, Central Oregon Land Watch
- Kirk Schueler, Brooks Resources
What: City Club of Central Oregon Monthly Forum
When: Thursday, June 22
11:15-11:45am – networking
11:45am-1pm – program
Where: Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center
2850 NW Rippling River Court • Bend, OR 97701
Fee Schedule: $25 members / $40 non-members. Plated lunch is included.
Registration closes at noon on Monday, June 19. Registration fees must be paid in advance of the forum. This will eliminate the line of folks who pay at the door and will move all attendees through much quicker.
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