The 261-acre Stevens Road Tract on the edge of Bend is one of the topics the State Land Board will consider in a meeting next Tuesday.
The tract, located on the corner of Stevens Rd. and 27th St., is being considered as a potential new neighborhood in Bend that would lay the foundation for expanding the city’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).
During the Apr. 12 meeting at the Department of State Lands in Salem, the Land Board will consider a letter of consent for the City of Bend to move forward on incorporating the land into its UGB.
It will also consider the direct sale of 20 acres of the property to the city, which would be designated for affordable housing as required under House Bill 3318.
The bill, passed in June 2021, lays out specific rules for the land’s development including low-income housing, parks, and walking and biking trails.
You can view a map of the property’s location through this link.
The City of Bend is also hosting a final virtual open house and survey for the project, which will be available through this link until 12 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 17.
The Land Board will also use Tuesday’s meeting to consider a couple of land sale applications in both Salem and the coastal town of Charleston.
It will also listen to updates on the 2022 Legislative Session and the Elliot State Research Forest.
To view the full meeting agenda, visit the Department of State Lands website.
The in-person meeting and signing ceremony will be livestreamed to the DSL YouTube channel.
The public is allowed to submit written and spoken testimony, and the deadline to sign up is 10 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 11. You can submit your information here.