Bulletin Staff Report

An equity-based Portland nonprofit will give Central Oregon LandWatch a $100,000 grant to continue its work on an initiative in the Bend Central District.

LandWatch, an environmental watchdog group, has spent the past year advocating for mixed-use development in the central district, a 206-acre area that extends south from Revere Avenue to railroad tracks between the parkway and Fourth Street.

The organization intends to use the two-year, $100,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust to continue building support for a community vision of safer streets, more housing and a thriving local economy in the area, according to a press release.