The City of Bend will issues Notices to Vacate Juniper Ridge the week of April 6 giving homeless campers 30 days to move their possessions. A second 24-hour notice will be distributed May 4-5. Enforcement will begin May 6,7 & 8. Closure of the Juniper Ridge area will begin May 11 through the 30th to allow for clean up.
The North Interceptor Sewer Project was approved by the City Council for May 6 but will be pushed back to June 1 in order to give campers adequate time to relocate.
From public safety to building inspections, the City of Bend is continuing to provide core services throughout Bend. These days though, everyone is operating a little differently than normal. Over 40% of City employees are working remotely, and those working in the field are adapting to new social distancing guidelines in response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
City of Bend staff are working hard to keep community members informed and operations moving forward. We want to help you find the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and have created a one-stop web page at www.bendoregon.gov/covid19.
Powell Development Company will host a telephonic public meeting on April 9 to fulfill the City's requirement for a meeting on a 52-acre commercial development titled Gateway North at Highway 20 and Cooley Road.
The project's updated Master Plan calls for amendments to the Transportation System Plan allowing construction of a Collector road providing access from Hwy 20.
Long termed the Fred Meyer project, the development will now include the two anchor stores, Costco and Fred Meyer as well as two retail service stations and areas for smaller retail stores. There will be a "market rate and work force/ affordable housing" sector.
SALEM – To reduce Oregonians’ need to visit a DMV office during the current public health emergency, the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Driver and Motor Vehicles Division has partnered with Oregon law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion in their enforcement of driver licenses, vehicle registrations and trip permits that expire during the COVID-19 emergency declared by Governor Brown.
The Oregon State Police, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association have all agreed to support this “grace period” for enforcing expired credentials.
While DMV offices remain open, this action is intended to protect the health and safety of people who would otherwise have to visit a DMV office to take care of business, but are concerned during the current public health emergency.
A local pastor formed a group to help the community during this time of crisis.
OPB news report describing Pandemic Partners. This community response, started by First Presbyterian Church pastor Morgan Schmidt, has grown in the last week to a corps of over 9000 volunteers ready to help with meals, shopping, errands, etc. The group uses social media to connect those who can help with those in need. You can access the PANDEMIC PARTNERS Facebook page by clicking HERE. If you are not a Facebook member you will need to sign up before entering a request. However, even without joining Facebook, you can view their comprehensive Community Resource Page by clicking HERE.
Butler Market Road Closures:
• Deschutes Market Rd to Eagle Rd
April 1 to May 1
• Expect delays, closures, and detours through Fall 2020 while new roadway and roundabouts are built between
27th St and Eagle Rd.
• There will also be detours near the new Petrosa Community in this area of Northeast Bend.
Land Development manager for Pahlisch Homes Jerry Jones shared details of the proposed Petrosa community his firm will build on 180 acres bordered by Deschutes Market and Butler Market roads beginning next January.
The 1,100 housing units will be a mix of apartments, multifamily, townhomes and single family detached homes. In addition there will be a 5.5 acre park, a 22 acre commercial section and a future school site.
Pahlisch is constructing three roundabouts at the key intersections bordering the subdivision as part of its traffic management plan. The firm will also pay for upgrading Yeoman St. to connect to 18th Street.
Representatives of Pahlisch Homes will speak at the Wednesday, March 11 meeting on the new community being developed in eastern BANA boundaries. The Master Plan calls for 1,100 single family, townhomes and apartments as well as a commercial section and school site.
The March 11th general membership meeting will feature a speaker from Pahlisch Homes with details about the proposed Petrosa subdivision at Butler Market and Deschutes Market roads. The subdivision will have 1,100 housing units, a commercial area, park and school site.