New Bites on NW Crossing Drive!

This week you may have noticed a new eatery quietly pop up in the newly-completed Fremont Row mixed-use building on NW Crossing Drive. NorthWest Crossing is pleased to welcome Poke Row to vibrant neighborhood center. Founded by the team behind Downtown Bend’s 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar, Lillian Chu, Chef Tyler Shen, and Justin Chu, were inspired by the quick rise in popularity of poke on the mainland! To them, this was the perfect

opportunity to share some authentic Hawaiian flavor with Central Oregon. 

 

So, what is all the hype about poke? Dating back to the early Hawaiians, poke simply means “to slice or cut” in the Hawaiian language. Early on beginning as a daily snack at sea during a long day fishing, then evolving into an appetizer at home, seasoned with a little seaweed, poke has evolved into a popular and healthy main dish. 

 

 

Poke Row solely focuses on delivering fresh and healthy food to each visitor. It is a casual environment, perfect for a quick bite dining in, or taking to go. Their menu is simple and allows you to put together your own perfect bowl or burrito with a variety of proteins, mix-ins, sauces and toppings. But your meal isn’t complete until you follow it with the perfect dessert of Hawaiian Shaved Ice!  

 

Poke Row is the first of a few new exciting additions to the neighborhood center. In the coming months, we are excited to also welcome West Coast Provisions, Cosa Cura, and Eclectic Soul to the ‘hood! Cosa Cura and Eclectic Soul will add variety and a stronger draw to the already established retail-shop community in NWX, while West Coast Provisions is your newest neighborhood gourmet market!

As growth of our neighborhood continues, we hope that it continues to excite you as much as it does us! Creating a strong sense of community is a top priority to us and a growing neighborhoods center contributes to that each day.

Fall/Winter Development Update

In early October we hosted our final NWX Builders Guild Lottery. It was a bittersweet milestone for our development team and collection of builders, many of whom, have been building in NorthWest Crossing since the very beginning. Phase 27, a collection of 37 homesites located west of Mt. Washington Drive, sold out to our 22 builders who will build a combination of custom and spec homes. This is the last large development phase in the neighborhood. If you’re interested in speaking with a builder about your custom home in this last phase, contact Harcourts The Garner Group.

Farmstead 12 is a cluster cottage project to be built by guild builder, Eric Meloling (Meloling Construction Services), located just south of Phase 27 homesites on High Lakes Loop. Twelve small-scale, yet large-living farmhouses will  be situated around a landscape green space marked by lavender patches and raised garden beds. Classic in style, these one- and two-level homes will feature energy-saving, smart floorplans and modern amenities. The project is still in the design review stage but construction will begin in early 2018. For more information about Farmstead 12, visit Harcourts The Garner Group.

Just south of Farmstead 12 along NW Ordway Avenue will be fourteen future townhomes to be built in 2018.

Azmith 315, the workforce housing apartments slated for NW Crossing Drive and Potts Ct is close to breaking ground. Construction will begin in November with an anticipated completion in fall 2018.

Construction continues on Fremont Row, located in the NWX neighborhood center, with an anticipated completion in spring 2018.

Summer 2017 Development Update

Last week, West Bend Property Company hosted its 23rd NWX Builders’ Guild Lottery in its 15-year development history. The most recent lottery was for  Phase 23 and the NWX at McNeal Way areas. All 18 lots were claimed by builders interested in building spec and custom homes. Both phases are located near NW Crossing Drive and Lemhi Pass Drive, close to Shevlin Health & Wellness Center. If you’re interested in speaking with a builder about the potential of building your dream home in this area, contact Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate for details.

Taylor NW has been busy constructing the infrastructure and utilities for Phase 27, located on the west side of Mt. Washington Drive. The 37 single-family lots will be available in early fall 2017. We will host NWX Builders’ Guild lottery for this area in late summer, so contact a builder if you’re interested in a custom home in this area.

Earthwork has begun on the vacant lot located across the street from Sparrow Bakery. Fremont Row NWX is being developed by Fremont NWX, LLC (led by John Gilbert) and includes 2 buildings offering retail/dining and residential condos. Anticipated completion for Fremont Row NWX is spring 2018. This new addition to the NWX neighborhood center will add more neighborhood conveniences and add to the vitality of the area.

Lots of development activity in the ‘hood this spring

Development Update: April 28, 2017

Phase 27This week, you may have noticed an increase in Taylor NW equipment in the Discovery Park area of the future Phase 27. Monday, crews started clearing and grading the area which will soon turn into 37 single family lots, 14 townhome lots and 12 cottage lots that will surround a common green space and front High Lakes Loop. Construction will last through the summer with an anticipated completion in early Fall.

There is also substantial work taking place in the area of NW Crossing Drive and Lemhi Pass, which is called NWX @ McNeal Way. If you’ve been in the area, you’ve likely been detoured due to construction taking place in the streets—thank you for your patience. These detours will be in place for the next 3-4 weeks. This area will soon offer 15 single family lots.

Concurrently, nearby Phase 23 is underway. Eventually, this phase will house 5 single family lots, an apartment lot and 2 commercial lots, with completion expected this summer. All of these future homesites will have great access to Shevlin Park Drive and nearby conveniences.

Range Apartments Available Mid-June

Range Logos barThe new Range apartments in NorthWest Crossing will be move-in ready in just a few short months. Located just south of Discovery Park, the modern, yet comfortable one and two bedroom apartments offer stylish northwest living in a convenient location. Additionally, Range features terrific resident amenities including a community clubhouse lounge, community fire pit, BBQ grill and outdoor hot tubs.

Range is now pre-leasing for a limited number of units available starting Mid-June. For more information and to schedule a tour, visit their new website or contact Affinity Property Management at 541-948-8710.

Green Home Builder Magazine Features NWX

Green Home Builder Magazinegreenbuilder-jan17 has featured NorthWest Crossing in their January/February issue. This national industry publication likes what we’re doing here in Bend, Oregon and displayed that enthusiasm with 5 pages of photos and details about our new urbanist approach, green building techniques and unique business model.

Each home in NorthWest Crossing is certified by Earth Advantage, Energy Star and/or LEED, third party certifications that ensure green building and high performance products and standards are used. Several homes employ passive solar technology including some that have even become some of the region’s first Zero Net Energy homes, meaning the energy used in the home is equal to or less than the amount of renewable energy it creates.

NorthWest Crossing was an early leader in the ‘green movement’ in Bend, which likely aided in the success of the community. You can learn more about our sustainability vision and techniques here and you can read the Green Home Builder article in its entirety here (look for us starting on page 24!).

Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notification
Pursuant to Section 4.1.215 of the Bend Development Code

Date: September 20, 2016
Time: Open House Meeting from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Discovery Park Lodge – 2868 NW Crossing Drive, Bend

Owner: West Bend Property Company

Proposal:
The proposal involves a Tentative Plan to subdivide Lot 2 in District 2 of NorthWest Crossing into a 6-lot subdivision. The property is situated within the Mixed Employment Overlay District of NorthWest Crossing and the lots are sized to accommodate uses that are permitted within that zone.

The property does not have an address, but is identified as Tax Lot 3600 on the Deschutes County Tax Assessor’s map 171136CD. The property is located west of NW Mt. Washington Drive, north of NW Lolo Drive and east of NW York Drive.

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NWX Development Update

May 4, 2016 | Much is happening in NorthWest Crossing and we wanted to provide a quick update.

  • The Phase 23 Zone Change received a positive recommendation for approval from the assigned hearings officer. The Bend City Council will conduct a hearing on May 18th and we anticipate a final decision from the council in June.
  • West Bend Property Company (WBPC), the developers of NorthWest Crossing are requesting a tentative plan amendment for Lot 506, the property located on the NW corner of Lemhi Pass and NW Crossing Drive, just south of Shevlin Health & Wellness Center. If successful, the plan for that lot will change from 30 cottage lots to 15 single family homes. The cross slope topography of the site made cottage development difficult and prompted the change.
  • A public meeting has been schedule for the subdivision request for the property known as phase 27. Phase 27 is located between Ordway and Colter west of Mt. Washington Drive. The meeting is scheduled for May 17, 5:30-6:30pm at Discovery Park Lodge. Details about the request and meeting are here.
  • Range Apartments will begin construction next month once building permits are secured. The new apartment complex is located directly west of Discovery Park Lodge. You can learn more about the plan and view elevations here. Anticipated completion is summer 2017.

Workforce Affordable Housing Resident Profiles

In order to address NorthWest Crossing resident questions about the demographics of the Phase 23 proposed workforce housing project, the developers at Pacific Crest Affordable Housing have put together a resident profile of individuals currently living in Bend that are representative of the type of tenants they are seeking.

From Pacific Crest Affordable Housing:

We would like to introduce a few community members who qualify to be tenants of the proposed affordable housing units in NorthWest Crossing. The following profiles are of people who currently live in Bend; they fall within the appropriate income range, are not full-time students, and could be interested in living in NWX. As current and vital members of the Bend community, they not only participate in – but also contribute invaluably to – outdoor recreation, a vibrant restaurant scene, local youth development, and cultural and arts initiatives – all of the aspects of our city that make Bend such an exceptional place to live.

Jenny
Age: 31
Occupation: Yoga Instructor
Years Living in Bend: 31
Interests/Activities: Traveling, snowboarding, mountain biking, reading, volunteer farming, rafting.

Favorite part about living in Bend: “Being a part of a great community and family”

Tyler and Maxine
Ages: 29 & 35
Occupation: Ski Technician/Raft Guide & Youth Activities Coordinator
Years Living in Bend: 6 & 9
Interests/Activities: Snowboarding, dogs, general outdoor activities, rafting, music
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Accessibility to Anything Outdoor-Related”

Yayoi
Age: 33
Occupation: Server
Years Living in Bend: 2.5
Interests/Activities: Exercising, Racquetball, Hiking with the Dogs
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Fun People! Coming from a totally different culture, it’s fun to see new things coming up around town – it’s all very interesting.”

Zoë
Age: 28
Occupation: Entreprenuer
Years Living in Bend: 20
Interests/Activities: Backcountry Skiing, Running, Baking, Biking, Art & Crafts
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “I love that there are so many outdoor and cultural activities available in a smaller-town.”

Zach & Christina
Ages: 33 & 27
Occupation: Bike Mechanic & Ski Coach
Years Living in Bend: 5 & 19
Interests/Activities: Cooking, Biking, the Oregon Desert, Coaching and Playing Ultimate Frisbee, Backpacking, & Traveling.
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “We definitely like the accessibility of outdoor activities, but also appreciate the growing diversity of interesting non-profits, cultural events, and arts groups.”

Kat
Age: 45
Occupation: Office Manager
Years Living in Bend: 12
Interests/Activities: Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Biking, Hiking, Knitting, Cooking, The Ocean, Theatre & Film.
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Immediate Access to Outdoor Activities”

Aric & Christina
Ages: 25 & 24
Occupation: Entrepreneur & Server
Years Living in Bend: 20 & 15
Interests/Activities: Running, Hiking, Skiing, Biking, Cooking, Floating the River, Farming
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “Great biking trails, we’re close to the mountains and ocean, & we get to be close to family.”

Ben
Age: 33
Occupation: Barista
Years Living in Bend: 8
Interests/Activities: Coaching Lacrosse, Backpacking, Piano, Yoga, & Meditation
Favorite Part About Living in Bend: “I like the Northwest in general, it’s very friendly and relaxed. I also like the accessibility-being able to walk to work and being so close to nature.”

Phase 23 Zone Change FAQ

We’ve received some great questions and feedback from neighbors interested in learning more about the proposed zone change and proposed affordable workforce housing project. We compiled those questions and provided answers here in an effort to be transparent and informative to our residents. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Background information:
West Bend Property Company (WBPC) is proposing a General Plan Map Amendment Zone Change and a 7-lot subdivision on a piece of property located east of NW Crossing Drive, between Shevlin Park Road and Lemhi Pass Drive. The proposal will change approximately 2 acres of a 7.15 acre property from its current Commercial Limited (CL) General Plan Designation and Zone.

WBPC is proposing 5 single family lots along Lemhi Pass Drive on the southern portion of the property; 48-54 affordable workforce housing units to be built north of the single family lots, east of NW Crossing Drive. The northern portion of the property (approximately 3.8 acres) will remain Commercial Limited and while we don’t know the exact use at this time, we anticipate it will become professional offices.

A hearing before a hearings officer representing the City of Bend is scheduled for April 7th, 9am at City Council Chambers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Why is West Bend Property Company (WBPC) changing commercial zoning?
A. WBPC has long believed that the amount of commercial zoned land required in the NWX Master Plan was excessive for the neighborhood development. Based on recommendations from retail architectural consultants, WBPC concentrated its commercial retail development in the NWX Neighborhood Center located around the roundabout at Mt. Washington Drive & NW Crossing Drive. As a result of this, we have struggled to find an acceptable commercial development plan for the N.E. commercial property. Given the critical need for affordable housing in Bend, WBPC partnered with Pacific Crest Affordable Housing (owner of Discovery Park Lodge in NWX) to come up with an affordable workforce housing plan (apartments) that has resulted in the Phase 23 zone change application.

 

Q. Where will access to the apartments be located?
A. By the time apartments are built, Potts Court will be extended to NW Crossing Drive.  Access to the apartments will be off Potts Court.

 

Q. How many apartment units are planned?
A. Under the current plan, 50 apartments will be provided with a mix of 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms. This mix is subject to change depending on state funding requirements and results of a market study.

 

Q. How many parking spaces will be provided?
A. While this is a design detail to be reviewed in a future land use site plan application, approximately 82 parking spaces will be provided. This will include 62 on-site spaces and 20 on-street spaces. The City’s Development Code requires 55 total parking spaces.

 

Q. Why didn’t the original NWX master plan include an affordable housing overlay?
A. When the original NWX master plan was being developed in 1998 – 2001, affordable housing was not publically identified as critical of a need as it is today.  At the time NWX was conceptualized and subsequently executed, the homes in the first several phases were near the mid-point of the housing market in Bend.  It was believed that a range of market priced product could provide for various income levels. This did not turn out to be the case.

 

Q. Who will be the owner of the affordable workforce housing apartments?
A. The project will be owned by a newly created ownership entity, with Pacific Crest Affordable Housing as the managing member. Pacific Crest also serves as owner/managing member of Discovery Park Lodge in NWX, Mountain Laurel Lodge located on Century Drive adjacent to Cascade Lakes Brewery, Little Deschutes Lodge in La Pine and IronHorse Lodge in Prineville.

 

Q. Will these apartments be subject to the NWX CC&Rs?
A. Yes. All properties within the NWX boundaries are subject to both the NWX Rules & Design Guidelines and CC&Rs. The NWX Architectural Review Committee will review all plans to ensure compliance. 

 

Q. Is there any chance that this project will be the last affordable housing project in NWX?
A. At this time, WBPC has no additional plans for another affordable housing project. Currently, there are 61 affordable housing units in NWX; 53 apartments in Discovery Park Lodge and 8 single family homes. With the addition of 50 units with the proposed project, there would be a total of 111 affordable housing units within NWX.

 

Q. What are the next steps in this land use process?
A. 4/7/16 is the date for the application to be heard by hearings officer, Lauri Craghead. Her recommendation will then be forwarded to the Bend City Council for a hearing sometime in June. Pacific Crest will be required to submit a Site Plan land use application for the apartment development. This application requires more specific detail on the building, parking and landscape improvements. However, Pacific Crest is currently working on conceptual designs of the site and building. Once these are received, we will share them through another Development Update.

 

If you have any further questions regarding the Phase 23 zone change, please feel free to contact David Ford, General Manager of NorthWest Crossing at 541-312-6473, or [email protected].

Public Meeting for NW Crossing Drive lot

This public meeting is to discuss the proposed construction of new mixed-use complex at 2747 NW Crossing Drive (the vacant lot in the neighborhood center, across the street from Sparrow Bakery).

Friday, March 25, 2016
5:30pm
BLRB Architects
404 SW Columbia Street, Suite 120
Bend, OR 97702

The proposed design is two buildings. A proposed one story 2,400 SF restaurant and 3 story building with the first floor retail and 6 residential units. The residential units are proposed to be two levels. Parking will be provided with access from the alley.

Lot 366

 

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Development Update: Public Meeting Notice

ph 23 map_arrowWest Bend Property Company is proposing a General Plan Map Amendment Zone Change and a 7-lot subdivision. The proposal will change approximately 2 acres of a 7.15 acre property from its current Commercial Limited (CL) General Plan Designation and Zone.

The developer is proposing 5 single family lots along Lemhi Pass Drive on the southern portion of the property. 48-54 affordable workforce housing units may be built north of the single family, along NW Crossing Drive. The northern portion of the property (approximately 3.8 acres) will remain Commercial Limited and while we don’t know the exact use at this time, we anticipate it will be professional offices.

The property is located east of NW Crossing Drive, between Shevlin Park Road and Lemhi Pass Drive. The property has not been assigned an address and is depicted as Tax Lot 302 on the Deschutes County Tax Assessor’s Map (171136). Detailed maps depicting the specific proposal will be available for review at the public meeting.

Public Meeting Details:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Open House Drop In Hours 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Discovery Park Lodge
2868 NW Crossing Drive, Bend

Phase 26 Sold Out

phase 26Last week the NorthWest Crossing Builders Guild had the opportunity to purchase homesites in the newest NorthWest Crossing phase. Phase 26 is located west of Mt. Washington Drive, between Colter Drive and Lemhi Pass. All 31 available homesites were purchased by the builders in a lottery process. The lots range in size from approximately 4,500 sf to 6,000 sf. Builders will build both custom homes for clients, as well as  spec homes.

NorthWest Crossing has been using a lottery process since the neighborhood began. It gives our preferred builders an equitable process for buying lots and keeps prices at market rate.

If you are interested in learning how you can work with a builder to build your next home in this phase, please contact Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate for more information. A few homesites from the previous phase (located on NW Shields Dr) are also available for sale to the general public.

Project ^ Apartments (Range)

Project ^ is finalizing plans for the construction of 132 apartments on lot 1035, called Range, directly west of Discovery Park Lodge in NWX. Due to site topographical conditions, the plan calls for 4 separate apartment buildings fronting NW Discovery Park Drive across the street from the Discovery Park dog park and two apartment buildings fronting NW Crossing Drive (in the community garden location – plans are in the works to relocate the community garden to Discovery Park area). Parking will be provided behind the apartment buildings. Each apartment building will be three stories with both one and two bedroom apartments. Project ^ also plans to construct a separate community building for apartment residents to utilize amenities like a hot tub spa, outdoor BBQ grill and community center/meeting room.

Project ^ is targeting a 2016 construction start with completion in summer 2017. For more information, visit http://rangeapartments.com.

Shevlin Health & Wellness Center Update

Since breaking ground last summer, the new Shevlin Health & Wellness Center has been a flurry of construction activity at the corner of NW Crossing Drive and Shevlin Park Road. The campus will eventually comprise of 11 buildings offering everything from primary care and acupuncture to specialty medicine and a pharmacy.  The project has received so much demand, the construction schedules have been accelerated to accommodate future tenants.

High Lakes Health Care opened its doors as the anchor tenant in April of this year. Since then, Mountain View Acupuncture and Step & Spine have opened and are operating from their new locations. Central Oregon Eyecare has a projected occupancy date in September.

The campus’ occupants will collectively be celebrating their new digs with a public Open House in October. Details will be announced as the date draws nearer.

Meanwhile, construction continues to finish spaces for future tenants including Pacific NW Audiology, opening summer 2016 and The Center, anticipated to be open by fall 2016.

Stop by Shevlin Health and Wellness to meet the providers who can service you without even leaving the neighborhood! Or if you’re interested in leasing information, please contact Fratzke Commercial Real Estate. 

 

Discovery Park Lake FAQs

Due to the hot summer days the irrigation lake at Discovery Park has been popular as a cool-off spot for many people. Several questions have arisen regarding the water source, usage and quality.  Click here to read a letter from Don Horton, Park and Recreation Executive Director to address questions.

 

 

Discovery Park is now Open!

Bend’s newest park located in NorthWest Crossing, opened this week. Discovery Park is a 31-acre park and features a three-acre lake, approximately 12 acres of developed park and about 16 acres of natural open space. People can enjoy walking trails, a nature play area, a picnic shelter, a lakeside water play area and an off-leash dog park. The park was developed by West Bend Property Company and is now owned and operated by Bend Parks and Rec.

We appreciate everyone’s patience while we let the newly planted fragile plants and turf could establish.

The public is invited to a park opening celebration on Thursday, July 16th in the late afternoon. Look for additional details to come.

 

Photo credit: Matt Garner

Development Update: 5.14.15

Things are hopping in NorthWest Crossing this spring! Here’s a quick update on the development activities happening in the neighborhood.

Disco_Park)3.27.15Discovery Park

This beautiful community park located west of Mt. Washington Drive will be opening in June. Construction wrapped up late last year, but has been closed to the public this spring to allow the landscaping to establish undisturbed. Discovery Park features a 3-acre lake with around 12 acres of developed park and 20 acres of open space. Your pooches will also enjoy the new dog park located at the south end of the park. We will notify residents when the park opens and stay tuned for details on an official grand opening celebration in July!

Newest Phase Coming Soon

A handful of homesite lots are still available in Phase 24, located north of Discovery Park. The next phase, Phase 25, is currently under construction and will be complete and platted in June. As usual, we will host a lottery in which our Builders Guild will have the first opportunity to purchase lots in early June. If you’re interested in a Phase 25 lot, please contact Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate, or one of our NWX Guild Builders.

Shevlin Health & Wellness Center

High Lakes Health Care is the newest clinic to open in NorthWest Crossing. Located in the new Shevlin Health and Wellness Center at the corner of Shevlin Park Road and NW Crossing Drive. Other tenants coming to Shevlin Health & Wellness Center include: Step and Spine, Mountain View Acupuncture, Central Oregon Eye Care and Pacific NW Audiology.

Woodport Properties BldgNeighborhood Center

You may have noticed some earthwork taking place on the “building B” lot just north of Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate’s office. Woodport Properties, the developer of this retail/commercial building is starting construction on the planned 14,000 sf building which will host a restaurant on the ground floor, and office suites on the second floor. Tenants have not yet been announced. Construction is anticipated to be complete by early next year.

Sparrow Bakery will soon be opening a patio space to provide outdoor dining. And we’re excited to have Martolli’s Pizza join the neighborhood center earlier this year. Thank you to our residents who regularly support ALL of our neighborhood center businesses.

Upcoming Development

WBPC is currently in the planning stages for the next cluster cottage development on lot 506, just south of the new Shevlin Health and Wellness Center. We will seek land use approval from the city later this summer with site development starting this fall.

Similarly, we are planning the next apartment project on lot 1035 west of Discovery Park Lodge. This project will include about 130 apartments. For both the cottages and apartment project we will hold neighborhood meetings to keep our residents informed about these upcoming projects.

Development Update: May 7, 2014

This week site prep began on Lot 507, located on the corner of NW Crossing Drive and Shevlin Park Road. This is the future Shevlin Health & Wellness Center, a new healthcare complex being developed by Taylor Brooks, LLC. Last week Taylor Brooks (a partnership between long time Central Oregon companies Taylor NW and Brooks Resources) announced that High Lakes Health Care will be the anchor tenant and occupy the first of 11 buildings in the complex. Fratzke Commercial is actively seeking tenants in specialty medical services, general healthcare, pediatric, dentistry, wellness, holistic care, fitness and even veterinary. BBT Architects designed the complex to blend with the surrounding neighborhood through a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Construction on the High Lakes Health Care building will start early this summer and the facility plans to be open in late 2014.

Development Update: April 7, 2014

As part of our commitment to keep our residents informed, West Bend Property Company is hosting a spring Development Update meeting on Monday, April 14th at Discovery Park Lodge from 5 pm to 6 pm. We will inform you on the current progress of Discovery Park, upcoming residential phases around Discovery Park, and the status of the future cottages off Lemhi Pass. Please join us!

Development Update: March 26, 2014

We are excited to announce that the Discovery Park Master Plan was approved by the Bend Parks and Recreation District Board last week! We’re looking forward to the next stage in this beautiful park’s development, which will include open space, natural gathering areas, a large lake, a network of trails, plus areas for family activities and events. The park is scheduled to open in early 2015. Click to download a pdf of the Discovery Park Master Plan.

Development Update: January 28, 2015

A tentative plan has been submitted to the City of Bend to subdivide Lot 801 of NorthWest Crossing Phases 20-22 into a 14 lot cluster development subdivision. The property is located north of Skyliners Road, east of Lemhi Pass and south of Drouillard Avenue. A public open house meeting is taking place January 30, 4:30 – 6:30pm at Discovery Park Lodge’s Tennant Develoments Conference Room located at 2868 NW Crossing Drive. Please see the public meeting announcement for more details.

Development Update: November 25, 2013

Discovery Park Open House
December 13, 2013 – 5pm to 7pm

Come see two preliminary options for Discovery Park at
799 SW Columbia Street
In the Community Room
(Park District Headquarters Building)

Plans will be on display and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

There is a link to a questionnaire below to collect input on the two options. You can respond to the questionnaire between Nov. 27th and Dec. 23rd:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQ52XV8

Development Update: October 16, 2013

On October 16, several residents gathered at Discovery Park Lodge to hear about development updates at NorthWest Crossing. Mike Hollern and Romy Mortensen of the West Bend Property Board of Directors presented, as did general manager, David Ford. The purpose of the meeting was to keep the two-way lines of communication open between the residents of NorthWest Crossing and the developers.

Phases 20-22

David Ford spoke first about the “panhandle” area of NorthWest Crossing, which encompasses 60 lots in phase 20-22. Forty-one of 52 lots available were sold to the NorthWest Crossing Builders Guild in a lottery, with only 11 remaining which will be listed for sale on MLS by The Garner Group. Builders are so excited about beginning this phase of the community, that the ARC review committee has already received one submittal for the area.

Because the smaller home and cottage format has been well-received in other parts of NorthWest Crossing, there is a specific site set aside within these phases for “cluster housing.” This concept includes 13-15 small cottages (ranging from 800-1200 square feet), with attached or detached single-car garages. The homes will surround a central green gathering area. Lawrence Qamar, an expert in designing these types of “pocket neighborhoods”, is providing the concept for the area. Tyee Development will be building the cottages, and a model home is slated for an adjacent lot and is scheduled to be on the COBA Tour of Homes in 2014. Buyers of these homes will pay dues for a home owners’ association to manage the shared common space.

Adjacent to the “panhandle” area is the 2-acre Sunset View Park. In order to provide connectivity with the greater Bend trail system, NorthWest Crossing has installed a connector trail from the park to popular West Bend Trail. Sunset View Park is not up for further development by the Bend Parks and Recreation District yet, but is expected to go through a public design process within the next couple of years.

Discovery Park

One of the most anticipated projects that is underway in the neighborhood is the approximately 34-acre Discovery Park; 15 acres of formally improved park and 19 acres of native, open space. West Bend Property Company is currently in negotiations with the Bend Parks and Recreation District over the details of the park agreement. The park is now in the earthwork phase, with 565,000 cubic yards of loose fill being removed and then replaced as structural fill for the area. Interestingly, GPS shots are being taken of the work at 12” intervals, so a complete 3D matrix of the area will exist when earthwork is complete. During this phase, the park area is being brought up to subgrade, and the lots for housing in that area are being brought up to finish grade.

There will be two conceptual designs for the park which will be presented in an open house by the Parks District, likely next month. Everyone in the community is invited to comment on the concepts, as this will eventually be a public park. Right now, both designs will likely include a pavilion, trails, bathrooms and other gathering spaces. One design will be more native, and one more developed. Based on survey feedback from a 2-mile radius around the park, many were interested in keeping the area as native as possible, plus additional interest in integrating a dog park. Design will be finalized after the open house.

While the developed area of Discovery Park will be 15-acres, it is important to note that the total area is 34 acres. Nineteen acres will be remaining completely native, with the exception of installed connective trails (likely soft trails). The community garden will be moved to within the developed area of the park, and is included in both proposed designs.

Also included in the Discovery Park area are several new phases for homes. The first phase includes 53 lots along Mt Washington Drive and Shields Avenue. The earthwork on these lots will be complete next summer, and further lots development will move south based on demand.

Other Development News

Several other items were touched on during the meeting including:

  • The self-storage facility that will be built by Jeff Payne of Panterra Development is now located near the Ruffwear building. Payne indicated that he expects to have plans for the facility submitted to ARC next month, and it will be an aesthetic fit for the neighborhood and will include extensive replanting of any disturbed vegetation.
  • Part of NorthWest Crossing that is still to be developed is zoned Mixed Employment. Residents were encouraged to review the zone uses online and provide West Bend Property Company with input on preferred uses.
  • The empty lot at the roundabout intersection of Mt Washington Drive and NW Crossign Drive was discussed and it was indicated that a grocer would be a preferred tenant for this parcel. However, in order to attract a grocery store, more rooftops are needed but our commercial real estate company will continue to press forward to find a good fit.
  • Update on new businesses within the neighborhood center:
    • Little Bite Café
    • Tooliani’s
    • The Cutest Little Store Ever
    • Additional new tenants to be announced in the future

Development Update: September 20, 2013

The lottery for the NorthWest Crossing Phases 20 – 22 (“panhandle” along Skyliners Drive) was held last week with 42 of 52 lots available selected by 19 NWX Guild Builders that participated in the lottery. These are the last residential lots on the east side of Mt. Washington Drive. As a result, WBPC is currently seeking land use approval for a 175 lot tentative plan west of Mt. Washington Drive referred to as the Discovery Park area. Prior to any subdivision construction, major grading and compaction earthwork is taking place.

 

Taylor NW started the earthwork in the future Discovery Park area in late August and entails removing and replacing approximately 565,000 cubic yards of loose fill material from the former pumice mining operation on the property about 40 years ago. The earthwork will continue over the next 5 – 6 months. When completed, the subgrade for Discovery Park, adjacent streets and residential lots will be established.

WBPC anticipates completing the earthwork and the first phase of residential lots (Phase 24) in spring/summer 2014. Phase 24 will include 53 lots varying in size from 4,500 square feet to over 9,000 square feet.

The design of Discovery Park will continue over the next 4 – 5 months with park construction scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014 and completion in the fall of 2014.

Please join the developers of NorthWest Crossing for a community development update meeting.  At the request of several residents, we have agreed to host a one hour update for those residents interested in learning about the development work taking place in NorthWest Crossing.  Our intention is for this to be an informal presentation and dialogue,  with the opportunity for residents to ask questions.

When? Wednesday, October 16  4:00 – 5:00 pm

Where?  Discovery Park Lodge upstairs meeting room.

No RSVP necessary.

This is the first of neighborhood update meetings that we will be holding to keep our residents informed about the development activity taking place in our community.

We hope to see you there!

Development Update: April 30, 2013

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

DATE: May 20, 2013

TIME: Open House drop-in between 5:30 PM and 7 PM

LOCATION: Discovery Park Lodge, Brooks Meeting Room, 2868 NW Crossing Drive, Bend

PROPOSAL:
The proposal involves the Tentative Plan for the subdivision of the Discovery Park quadrant in the following phases: Phase 24 (29 lots), Phase 25 (25 lots), Phase 26 (19 lots), Phase 27 (8 lots), Phase 28 (35 lots), Phase 29 (20 lots) and Phase 30 (39 lots). The expected timeframe for initial development will be 2014 through 2017. In addition, information will be provided about the future development of Discovery Park. Though, Discovery Park will not be part of this Tentative Plan, it will be submitted for city of Bend approval through a separate Site Plan application later this year.

LOCATION: The areas subject to this application are within the Discovery Park Quadrant in the northeast section of Northwest Crossing, identified as Tax Lot 300 on the Deschutes County Assessor’s Map 17-11-36. The proposal is located within the Northwest Crossing Overlay Zone that is located generally south of Shevlin Park Road, north of Northwest Crossing Drive bordered by the Urban Growth Boundary on the west and Mt. Washington Drive on the east.

Maps depicting the specific changes described above will be available for review at the public meeting, or click here to view the tentative plan map for this area.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

West Bend Property Company
David E. Ford
2754 NW Crossing Drive, #201
Bend, OR 97701
541-312-6473
[email protected]

Development Update: April 4, 2013

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.

Development Update: April 29, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
An informal meeting regarding a proposed self-storage facility to be located in NW Crossing District 2, Lots 10, 11, & 12, a.k.a. 2825 NW Lolo Drive. This is east of and adjacent to the Ruff Wear (former Breedlove Guitar) building. The proposal includes a mix of RV storage and storage rooms within an enclosed area. The access will be from Lolo Drive. Operationally, access will be limited to certain hours; lighting, with the exception of motion detecting lights, will go dark commensurate with gate hours; no truck or trailer rental franchise is being considered; there will be employees on site but there shall be no on-site living facility.
THIS IS NOT A HEARING
No seating or restroom facilities will be provided.

DATE: May 13, 2013

TIME: 2:00P to 4:00P

LOCATION: 2825 NW LOLO DRIVE, Bend, Oregon

CURRENT ZONE: IP (industrial) PROPOSED ZONE: IP

ALLOWED USES: Self-storage facility, commercial laundry, automotive and truck repair, printing publishing and bookbinding, retail/wholesale lumberyard, pharmaceutical manufacturing, etc.

Development Code and the General Plan applicability:
The applicable criteria for approval is the determination by the governing authority (City) that the proposed site plan (height, setbacks, etc.) meets established criteria and that the development is not in conflict with the General Plan (land use/zoning). The proposed site plan conforms to the requisite City criteria. A self storage use is permitted in this zone by code.

Approval Process
Type II decisions are made by the Community Development Director following public notice and an opportunity for parties to comment but without a public hearing unless the Community Development Director elevates the application to the Hearings Body for hearing as a Type III.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT CITY OF BEND REPRESENTATIVE:
Heidi Kennedy, Senior Planner, Planning Division, Community Development Department, City of Bend, (541) 617-4524

NO DETERMINATION OR APPROVAL WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING. THIS IS STRICTLY INFORMATIONAL.

Required Statements:
Any person may comment in writing and include a general explanation of the requirements for submission of testimony and the procedures for conduct of testimony, including, but not limited to, a party’s right to request a continuance or to have the record held open.
If a hearing is to be held, any interested person may appear and provide evidence.

Failure to raise an issue in person or at a hearing or in writing precludes appeal by the person to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), and that failure to provide statements or evidence sufficient to afford the decision-maker an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes appeal to LUBA on that issue.

A copy of the application, all documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicant and applicable criteria are available for inspection at no cost and will be provided at reasonable cost.

A copy of the staff report will be available for inspection at no cost at least seven days prior the hearing and will be provided at a reasonable cost.

Development Update: March 22, 2013

Date:   March 22, 2013

To:       NorthWest Crossing Residents/Owners

We met with Jeff Payne of Panterra Development this morning and we are pleased to advise you that Panterra will not proceed with the purchase of Lot 2 in District 2 of NorthWest Crossing and will not be building storage units on that site. Mr. Payne is carefully considering our offer for him to purchase Lots 10, 11 and 12 in District 2 to construct storage units. We have advised Jeff that West Bend Property Company will be fully supportive of his efforts on these lots.

If Panterra does elect to proceed with Lots 10, 11 and 12, there will, of course, be another public information meeting with notice to nearby residents before a site plan application is filed with the City. Any construction will require design approval of the NorthWest Crossing Architectural Review Committee.

We believe Mr. Payne’s decision was strongly influenced by his desire to become an accepted and respected owner and business operator in NorthWest Crossing. We hope you will join us in supporting him and his business.

Thank you all for your continuing passionate support of our NorthWest Crossing mixed-use community.

Please contact David Ford, General Manager, West Bend Property Company ([email protected]) or any of us if you have comments or questions.

Sincerely,

West Bend Property Company

Mike Tennant ([email protected])

Ron White ([email protected])

Mike Hollern ([email protected])

Romy Mortensen ([email protected])

Development Update: March 15, 2013

Date:   March 15, 2013

To:       NorthWest Crossing Residents/Owners

Many of you are aware of the proposed construction of a self-storage facility by Panterra Development on Lot 2 of District 2 in NorthWest Crossing. Panterra Development has a legally binding purchase and sale agreement to purchase Lot 2 from West Bend Property Company, and the proposed use on Lot 2 is permitted under the Industrial Employment Zone in place since 2001. As the buyer and developer of Lot 2, Panterra Development is responsible for all notifications and conducting the public meeting, which we understand is scheduled for 4pm Monday, March 18, now at the Summit High School library.

For many years we have been encouraged by residents to consider building storage units as an additional amenity in our mixed-use community. We admit we were surprised by the negative reaction from some of our owners to the proposed location of the storage units on Mt. Washington Drive.

After hearing from and meeting with many of you, we met with Mr. Jeff Payne, President of Panterra to seek a compromise. We offered to sell Panterra Development Lots 10, 11 and 12 in District 2 (located by the former Breedlove and now Ruffwear building along Skyliners Road) in place of Lot 2 to develop the storage units. We offered these alternative lots at a discount to encourage him to reconsider. Mr. Payne at this time declined our offer and believes residents will support his facility and location after his informational meeting. Mr. Payne did suggest that he may reconsider our offer to move his sales agreement contract from Lot 2 to Lots 10, 11 and 12 after the public information meeting.

We deeply appreciate the concern, care and passionate feelings many of you have for NorthWest Crossing. Thank you for helping us make it an even more desirable neighborhood.

Please contact David Ford, General Manager of West Bend Property Company ([email protected]) or any of us if you have comments or questions. We believe open, transparent communication is in the best interest of all.

Sincerely,

West Bend Property Company Board of Directors:

Mike Tennant ([email protected])

Ron White ([email protected])

Mike Hollern ([email protected])

Romy Mortensen ([email protected])

Development Update: March 4, 2013

West Bend Property Company has accepted an offer from Panterra Development for the purchase of Lot Two, in District Two of NorthWest Crossing for the development of a storage facility.  This lot is located on the west side of Mt. Washington Drive, in an area that allows this type of facility.  Examples of other uses acceptable in this zone are light manufacturing, printing and book publishing, auto and truck repair/service and sales, bakery, beverage bottling plant, commercial laundry, warehouse and distribution center, just to name a few.

The buyer is in the due diligence period and has been very proactive and open by sending residents within 500 feet of the property a notice to come to a public hearing on March 18 at 4:00 pm at 2755 NW Crossing Drive, Suite G-205, above Pisano’s Pizza.  We invite any resident of NorthWest Crossing to attend if you would like to learn more about the proposed use on this land.

Over the last decade, West Bend Property Company has received numerous requests for this type of use in the neighborhood, and has accepted this offer based on the demand and belief that this addition is an amenity to the neighborhood.  Due to the design of NorthWest Crossing with alleys and smaller, denser lots, many residents find the need for additional storage for recreational toys, vehicles, or simply household items. As you know, there are design guidelines and standards for both residential and commercial/industrial uses in NorthWest Crossing.  This project will be subject to the same standards and expectations as any other project that has been built to date.  NorthWest Crossing is an award winning community due to its attention to detail, mix of uses, and design of streets and buildings.  We intend to continue to strive for this level of excellence.

Link to Public Meeting Notice

Link to Map of Subject Property

To see the building requirements, as referenced in the NorthWest Crossing Prototype Handbook, V6, click here.

Commercial Property Rules & Design Guidelines

Development Update: March 27, 2013

West Bend Property Company and Panterra Development terminated the purchase and sale agreement for Lot 2 in District 2 of NorthWest Crossing on March 27th.  The proposed storage facility will not be built on lot 2, or any lot, along Mt. Washington Drive.

Development Update: December 2012

West Bend Property Company, the developers of NorthWest Crossing, recently submitted a Zone Change/Text Amendment application to The City of Bend. The documents included in that application are below. This application is currently pending action by the City.  In summary, the application addresses reallocating Mixed Employment and Industrial Employment Overlays, adding Cluster Housing and Residential Mixed –Use Overlays, adding a Residential High Density Overlay by Discovery Park Lodge, and several text amendments within the NorthWest Crossing Overlay Zone.  Please click on the links below for the specific language and application details

Application Form

Burden of Proof Statement

Exhibit A – E-Gen Plan

Exhibit B – P-Gen Plan

Exhibit C – E Zoning

Exhibit D – P Zoning

Exhibit E – Code Text

Exhibit F – Street Type Map

Exhibit F – Street Type Color Legend

Exhibit G – Geotech

Exhibit H – Kittelson Traffic Analysis

Exhibit I – Public Meeting Summary

Exhibit J – Preliminary Concept Plan