BANA News Blast
Important news of our city and neighborhood
September 8, 2021
City Council to Discuss Middle Housing Changes
The Wednesday, Sept. 15 Bend City Council meeting will be devoted to the changes proposed in the city code to accommodate Middle Housing throughout our town. The public session begins at 7 p.m.
You can listen and watch the meeting and even register to make comments at
State law requires our city to permit multifamily housing in all zones. To accommodate this increase in housing units the city must update its building code. Many changes are controversial.
BANA Meeting September 22, 6 p.m.
The new BANA board will meet 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 22 for orientation via Zoom. For more info: www.boydacresneighborhood.com
October’s meeting will be the 20th at 6 p.m. Stacy Witte is the presenter.
Stacey Witte is the founder, executive director and visionary of REACH. She and her husband moved to Bend in 2016 from the Seattle area, where Stacey was the Director of Case Management and Housing at Congregations for the Homeless for 10 years. In Bend, she wanted to engage with the community in a meaningful way. Stacey soon learned there were numerous supportive services and community partners in the area for those experiencing homelessness.
More info: …https://www.reachoutcentraloregon.org/about-us/
Public Meeting on 178-Unit Housing Proposed for
Halfway Street and Mariner Drive
Blackmore Planning and Development Services will host a pre permit public meeting on a proposal to construct 178-unit multifamily, Urban Dwelling Site that is permitted under HB 3450. The development will include three residential buildings, along with detached garages and various site amenities. The site will include access from an extension of Halfway Road to the south and a connection with Britta Street to the west that will be located approximately 50 feet north of Mariner Drive.
The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, September 26 and will be on the Zoom platform.
Before the meeting date, sign up and download the Zoom application on your computer.
One may participate by phone by calling (253) 215-8782 Meeting ID 8564130 6810
The Legislature Unveils Proposed District Maps
Learn what the various proposals are for drawing districts that represent population growth in our state. The bipartisan committee must present a new map by September 27th.
Proposed Fred Meyer Development Proceeding to Permit Phase
A fifth meeting on the proposal to construct the Gateway North retail and housing development at Cooley and Robal Roads is set for Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m.
Powell Development LLC which for several years has promised a new Fred Meyer store, a gas station and housing on the Gumpert property is in the Employment Master Plan phase and is required to conduct a public meeting. The project located on 52 acres would develop about 188,000square feet of structures.
The site is a Mixed Employment zone. The applicant will also include approximately 500 housing units.
The notice contends the project’s impacts “are primarily related to traffic. The applicant will mitigate any traffic impacts through improvements to the surrounding streets including the construction of a Collector Street. Powell Development is committed to contributing to two roundabouts on US Highway 20 at Cooley Road and Robal Road.
Toll free phone line: 877-853-5257 Meeting ID 946 0439 5841 passcode 646354
Northpointe Park Construction Begins
Bend Parks and Recreation is beginning work on the new Northpointe Park located in the northeast section of BANA. Bronwen Mastro, park planner, said they expect completion next June.