The first reading of the NorthWest Crossing Overlay Zone text amendment and zone change was unanimously approved by the Bend City Council on Wednesday evening, April 3rd. West Bend Property Company met with a group of residents earlier in the week and agreed to amend the application by changing 9 permitted uses under the Mixed Employment zone to 8 Conditional use and 1 Not Permitted use (Mini-storage). These use restrictions only apply to lots fronting Mt. Washington Drive south of NW Clearwater Drive in NorthWest Crossing: District 1, lot 17; District 2, lot 2 and District 2, lot 3. The second reading for this application is scheduled for 4/17/13; then the zone change and text amendments will be codified on 5/17/13. NorthWest Crossing resident Chris Atkin was present at the City Council meeting and spoke in favor of the revisions and the collaborative process with West Bend Property Company.