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Bend sets Central District public workshop

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Dec 23 2013 12:33:28 PM CST
BEND, Ore. -

The city of Bend wants to hear from residents, business owners and others on how to create a vibrant future for the Central District. The Central District is described as the area along Northeast Third Street, between Revere and Burnside avenues.

A public workshop is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Bend City Hall, Council Chambers, 710 Northwest Wall Street, in Bend. Children are welcome.

The Bend Central District Multimodal Mixed-Use Area plan will look at ways to improve travel connections by foot, bike, bus, car or freight truck. The plan also considers how to redevelop the area to include a combination of housing, businesses, and other uses. This type of development is called a “Multimodal, Mixed-use Area” or MMA.

The workshop, the project’s second public event, will include a short presentation and a question and answer period. Attendees will receive information about existing and projected future conditions in the area.

Attendees will also meet in small groups with a project staff member to discuss potential boundaries for the Multimodal Mixed-use Area designation and the implications the designation will have for residents and businesses.

Businesses in the area can learn about potential land use designation changes that might affect their property in the future.

The plan is expected to be finished by June 2014.

More information about the project and comment forms will also be available on the project website: www.BendCentralMMA.org.

The event is wheelchair accessible. Services for hearing impaired or Spanish-language interpretation can be arranged by calling Wendy Robinson at least 48 hours in advance at 541-388-5598 or by email to wrobinson@bendoregon.gov.  El lugar de la reunión dispone de acceso para personas en sillas de ruedas. Para organizar servicios para personas con discapacidad auditiva o servicios de interpretación al español, favor de llamar a Wendy Robinson al menos con 48 horas de anticipación al 541-388-5598 or wrobinson@bendoregon.gov.

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