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Learn more about Oregon House Bill 2001 (HB 2001), what it is, what it isn't, and how the City of Bend is excluding the public from a transparent discussion about the impacts of pending changes to the Bend Development Code. Help ensure that middle housing succeeds in Bend because the community supports it.
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Come and learn about House Bill (HB) 2001! This week the City of Bend will host a Community Information Session on code amendments that will bring changes to Bend neighborhoods. House Bill (HB) 2001 was passed by the Oregon legislature…READ FULL ARTICLE
Bulletin Editorial Board | Jul 9, 2021 The best eye-level view of how growth is hitting Bend can be in the debates of the city’s Neighborhood Leadership Alliance, the NLA. It’s where the leadership from Bend’s neighborhood associations get together…READ FULL ARTICLE
The Community Building Subcommittee met on June 11 and on the agenda was a discussion about parking requirements. This subcommittee is comprised of three City Councilors, representatives from a number of citizen advisory committees and a wide range of city…READ FULL ARTICLE
Cities across the country that have engaged in professionally-run parking reform draw on a variety of methods to reduce the over-supply of parking spaces, use land more efficiently, and accommodate the needs of residents and business customers. Experts agree that…READ FULL ARTICLE
The City of Bend should engage the public before holding hearings on proposed amendments to bring the Bend Development Code into compliance with House Bill 2001. The Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2001 (HB 2001) in August 2019 to provide…READ FULL ARTICLE
The recent community survey on the web site DoesParkingMatter.com about off-street parking requirements was completed by 1,195 people. The large number of responses indicates a substantial degree of public interest in the issue, compared to other online surveys regarding city…READ FULL ARTICLE
Proposed Middle Housing Code Amendments Available for Review
City staff have drafted amendments to the Bend Development Code (BDC) to implement House Bill 2001, which requires that cities allow middle housing types where single-family homes are permitted.
To review the draft amendments to the Bend Comprehensive Plan and the BDC on the City's web site, click the button below. The proposed changes address minimum off-street parking requirements, as well as siting standards for setbacks, lot coverage, floor area ratio, and building height, and design standards for garage doors, front door orientation, and windows.
A final draft will go to a Planning Commission work session on June 14th. Hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council are expected to be held in July and August.