Bend urban growth boundary meetings set

The city of Bend is seeking input from the community as it updates a plan for where urban development and redevelopment will take place.

Two public meetings are scheduled in August for residents to learn more about the project and comment on city growth issues. The city is working on an update to its urban growth boundary, which is the line around cities in Oregon outside of which urban development — such as sewers and new neighborhoods — is generally prohibited. City officials are discussing how much land Bend needs in the future for homes, businesses and other employers, and a variety of other activities.

The first meeting is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Bend Municipal Court, 555 NE 15th St., according to a city news release.

The second meeting is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Bend Park & Recreation District building, 739 SW Columbia St.

People can stop by the meetings at any time. Presentations take place at approximately 7 and 8 p.m., and city employees will be available to answer questions and provide information throughout the meetings. There will also be informational displays. Children are welcome, and the city will provide kids activities such as coloring. People who attend can learn how use an interactive online tool to share their views on goals and issues associated with the urban growth boundary project. The city expects the feedback tool will go live on its urban growth boundary website this Friday. To find more information about the project, provide feedback and sign up to receive information, visit www.bendoregon.gov/bendugb.