1. Tax Lots, Lawfully Established Units of Land, and Lots of Record

    “Tax Lots”, “Lots of Record”, and “Lawfully Established Units” and terms regularly used in advertisements for real estate and land use documents. Any person interested in real estate or land use should become familiar with these terms because they have legal significance and are often used incorrectly. This article defines and explains the importance of…

  2. Building a Better Bend

    Population forecasts project that Bend will hit 115,000 persons by 2028.  This will require more than 10,000 new dwelling units, millions of square feet in new buildings to provide employment opportunities and amenities, and hundreds of acres of new parks, schools, and other public facilities. While a proposed 2,380-acre expansion of the urban growth boundary (UGB) will add to the supply of buildable land, the new acreage alone cannot meet this demand. The obvious conclusion is that Bend must grow up.  Read More...

  3. Follow the Process to Expand Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary

    Follow the Process to Expand Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary  Read More...

  4. Help Shape Bend’s Future!

    Be part of the decision-making about the expansion of the City boundaries.  The City has a fun and interactive survey where you can give input.  Tell the City what goals are important to you, highlight examples of how you think the City can best meet those goals, and show where you would like to see different kinds of housing, businesses and natural areas. Click on the link for the easy-to-use, online survey, found at www.bendoregon.gov/bendugb. Spend anywhere from two minutes to two hours – your choice.  Help shape Bend’s future!  Read More...